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210130 SE M7: State Activity, Policy and Governance Analyses (2021S)

Political Communication

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

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 08.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 15.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 22.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 12.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 19.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 26.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 03.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 10.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 17.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 31.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 07.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 14.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 21.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Monday 28.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Liberal democracy demand informed citizens. Citizens should thus have access to political information helping them to develop opinions and attitudes. Access to information is not necessarily symmetric and the different actors involved – e.g., news media agents and political parties – may not present political information in an identical way. Personality traits as well as political ideology may mediate the information citizens obtain.
In this seminar we will thus deal with different aspects of political communication. Which political information environments do exist? How do they impact citizens’ political knowledge levels? To which extent do they impact citizens’ political attitudes and political behaviour? How are political campaigns and interpersonal discussions influencing citizen? And which consequences can political communication aspects have for liberal democracies?

The goal of this seminar is to develop a research question on the topic of the seminar, to search and prepare the literature in the field to able to embed the research question theoretically, to derive hypotheses from the theoretical considerations and to test them empirically.

The seminar will take place in digital form via BigBlueButton.

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
- A blog post (group work)
- Presentation of two research outlines and acting as discussant on other students’ research outlines
- Seminar Paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

• Attendance and active collaboration in class or via BigBlueButton (10%)
• Presentation of readings in class or via BigBlueButton (20%)
• Conducting an empirical analysis on a topic in political communication in form of a blog post (20%)
• Presentation of two research outlines in class or via BigBlueButton and acting as discussant on other students’ research outlines (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

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