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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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QSR09 Comparative Political Party Systems 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Quantitative Social Research
Person in charge
Professor in North American Studies

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

This class focuses on the causes and consequences of party systems in advanced industrialized democracies.We will focus on how the political-institutional context—e.g., constitutional system and electoral rules—affects how political activists organize both to influence policy outcomes and to attract voters, and how the results and relative success of their efforts affects legislative bargaining.

Contents

The course will begin with a survey political-science and sociological perspectives on the foundatoins of political parties and their policy influence. It then will focus on electoral rules and other details of political systems, such as executive-legislative relations and territorial organization of the state. Throughout, we will concentrate our attention on the incentives facing individual actors as they engage in the collective action demanded by the rules of democratic politics.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Essay 
In English
Written exam 
In English

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Journal articles and selected book chapters

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
2015–2016
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Social Sciences and Humanities