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240041 VO (EC - KP1) Political Aspects in International Development (2021W)

Mo 24.01. 18:30-20:00 Digital


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 999 participants
Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 04.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 11.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 18.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 25.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 08.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 15.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 22.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 29.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 06.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 13.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 10.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 17.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course provides an introduction to political science from an international development perspective. Apart from an introduction to basic concepts in political science, the course discusses key issues in debates on politics in non-western countries and global politics more generally within comparative politics, international relations, sociology of power and political systems analysis. Specifically, the course presents debates on democracy, global governance, political economy, welfare state/social policies and social movements. The course is rounded up by a number of case studies of specific policy fields, including global environmental policies/ politics; conflict, state collapse and reconstruction,; population policies and reproductive politicies, and migration.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will be introduced to a political science perspective on global politics and politics in the South. The main aim is to offer students a basic understanding of different theoretical perspectives on politics. Excellent (passive) German language knowledge (ability to read, ability to follow the individual lectures) is required.

Examination topics

Content of lectures (ppts will be made availabe via moodle), selected literature (see below). Note that lecture content may differ from respective chapters in the "Politik und Peripherie" textbook. Also, ppts may not provide a full summary of individual lectures.

Reading list

Ilker Ataç, Albert Kraler, Wolfram Schaffar, Aram Ziai (Hsg.): Politik und Peripherie. Wien: Mandelbaum 2018. Expanded and thoroughly revised edition.

Association in the course directory

Erweiterungscurriculum IE Grundlagen; MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies, Modul Grundlagen aus einer anderen Disziplin der Global Studies

Last modified: Mo 10.01.2022 19:10