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210122 SE M7: State Activity, Policy and Governance Analyses (2018W)

Politics and Polarization

9.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

A registration via u:space during the registration phase is required. Late registrations are NOT possible.
Students who miss the first lesson without prior notification will lose their seat in the course.

Follow the principles of good scientific practice.

The course instructor may invite students to an oral exam about the student’s written contributions in the course. Plagiarized contributions have the consequence that the course won’t be graded (instead the course will be marked with an ‘X’ in the transcript of records).

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 08.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 15.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 22.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 29.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 05.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 12.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 19.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 26.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 03.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 10.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 07.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 14.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 21.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 28.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The Brexit in June 2016, Donald Trump’s electoral victory in the US-election in November 2016, the presidential electoral campaign in Austria in 2016, the rise of populist parties all over Europe – all these events have fuelled discussions on political polarization: Polarization is said to be on the rise! To capture the ongoing polarization processes better, in this seminar, we will examine the various definitions of political polarization, explore polarization from a voter perspective as well as a party perspective, and look into the various ways to operationalize polarization.
The overall goal of the seminar is to familiarize students with theories and recent research on political polarization. By reading the various texts on political polarization student will also get acquainted with empirical research methods in political science. Eventually, we will develop a first research outline of the seminar paper in class.
The overall goal of the seminar is to familiarize students with theories and recent research on political polarization. By reading the various texts on political polarization student will also get acquainted with empirical research methods in political science. Eventually, we will develop a first research outline of the seminar paper in class.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Attendance and active collaboration
- Presentation of readings
- Presentation of the first research outline and acting as discussant on other students’ research outline
- Seminar Paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Attendance and active collaboration in class (20%)
- Presentation of readings during classes (30%)
- Presentation of a first research outline during classes and acting as discussant on other students’ research outline (10%)
- Seminar Paper (4.000 to 5.000 words excluding the reference list) (40%)

Please note: In order to complete the seminar with a positive grade students have to pass all seminar parts with a positive assessment.

Examination topics

Reading list

The syllabus will be announced in the first session

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 22.02.2019 12:48