Measuring institutions: classifications and typologies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
|Course code module||1MIPO_220|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:||exam and credit contract not possible|
This seminar follows logically after the 'Research design for the Master thesis' in the first semester.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
In modern political science institutions have received a prominent place as elements explaining the choices of political actors. That means that we should be able to accurately measure and classify political instutions in order to compare them in a meaningful way.
In this short seminar the students discover some basic rules in this respect and they learn how to solve methodlogical questions related to the analysis of political institutions.
3. Course content
The content can vary according to the themes that the students would like to deal with in their master thesis. The folliwng is thus only an example of what could possibly be done:
- The logic of neo-institutionalism in political science
- The logic of comparison: most similar and most different design
- Classifying states: democracy, federalism, ...
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Exercise sessions
Personal work: ExercisesAssignments - individual
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: Exercises
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
A reader will be made available for the students
7. Recommended reading - study material
After class and by appointment.
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