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210124 SE M7: SE State Activity, Policy and Governance Analyses (2018S)

Politics and Populism (engl.)

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. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 19.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 09.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 16.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 23.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 30.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 07.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 14.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 28.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 04.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 11.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 18.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 25.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Over the last decade, a growing number of populist parties have been electorally successful. Examples such as Donald Trump’s electoral victory in the US-election in November 2016 or the electoral success of Front National in France, of the FPÖ in Austria or Syriza in Greece show that populist parties are on the rise also all over Europe. To capture these processes better, in this seminar, we will analyze the term populism, explore who is voting for populist parties and why, and look into the effect of news media on populist attitudes.
The overall goal of the seminar is to familiarize students with theories and recent research on populism. By reading the various texts on populism 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 (max. of 2 classes can be missed, attendance in the first class is required)
➢ 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 references list) (40%)

Examination topics

Reading list

The syllabus will be announced in the first session

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42