On this course, you will learn about the theory, practice and dynamics a major sub-discipline in political science, comparative politics, and its specific application in Europe. You will also learn to autonomously and critically describe theories of comparative politics and their empirical applicability, and to relate theoretical issues to cases and sub-fields within the study of comparative European politics. The course also examines the dynamics and processes of politics and political systems in comparative European contexts and teaches you to formulate theoretically and empirically relevant research questions within the study of comparative politics. You will have the opportunity to specialise in a subject such as elections and political parties, democratisation, civil society or interest organisations, making the course useful theoretical preparation for writing a Bachelor’s essay.
The course is taught through lectures and seminars, and is assessed through written and oral assignments.