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210042 VO BAK7: Comparative Politics (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
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Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture introduces to Comparative Politics. It provides an overview of democratic and non-democratic types of government which is followed by a more in-depth review of political actors and political institutions in modern democracies. This covers political parties, party systems and systems in interest representation, constitutions, electoral systems, parliaments, governments and institutions of direct democracy. Finally, the lecture addresses the capacity and performance of systems.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination:
three essay-like questions, open-book-format, exam sheet to download

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

51 (of 100) points in the written examination. Scheme for grading: 1–50 points: 5, 51–50 points: 4, 61–60 points: 3, 71–75 points: 2, 86–100 points: 1.

Examination topics

Contents of the lecture and compulsory readings

Reading list

Selected chapters from:

Caramani, Daniele (ed.) (2013). Comparative Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

More references to the literature will be provided in the lecture

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