Issues in Comparative Politics
|Course code module||3BPOW-070|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Instructor(s)||Steven Van Hecke|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Semester exam information:||semester exam in June|
|Contract restriction information:|
- Students should have a sufficient knowledge of written and spoken English.
- Students should be informed (or ready to become informed) about contemporary politics.
- Students should be willing to adopt a comparative attitude in studying political science.
Sequentiality: Introduction ot Political Science (1Ba) & Comparative Politics (2Ba)
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
- A thorough knowledge and a profound notion of contemporary political ideologies.
- Be able to collect, analyse and evaluate information in the field of comparative politics.
- Write a report about one particular issue and present it orally to a select audience.
3. Course content
This course is particularly oriented towards political ideologies, one of the main issues in comparative politics.
Baseline is the role political ideologies play ('ideologies matter') as related to political parties ('parties matter').
Emphasis is put on the concept of ideology, the debate about the end of ideology and the broad range of policy domains in which political ideologies matter (e.g. family policy, migration, labour, etc.).
Applications: party groups in the European Parliament, British party manifestos and U.S. neoconservatism.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Paper - individual
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, with oral presentationClosed bookOpen questions
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
7. Recommended reading - study material
laatste aanpassing: last update: 08/06/2007 16:37 steven.vanhecke