At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||The object of the course is to offer to the students a sufficient information on the institutions and the system politics of some countries of which the place in the world is important or original. It must also permit the deepening of some questions of political science|
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.This course is taught mostly in a lecture-format and in-class activities also take place. Student participation is highly appreciated!
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.This course’s evaluation is based on weekly assignments (during the semester only) and a final exam. Weekly attendance is therefore highly recommended.
- Weekly reading assignments and related exercises (only during the semester)
- Case-study report and related assignments (the exercises are to be submitted during the semester only)
- Written exam with open questions
The weekly reading assignments are also available on Moodle.
- Boix, Carles (2003), Democracy and Redistribution, New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Ansell, Ben and Samuels, David (2014), Inequality and Democratization: An Elite-Competition Approach, Cambridge University Press.
- Dahl, Robert A. (1971), Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition, New Haven: Yale University Press.
- Lijphart, Arend (1977), Democracy in Plural Societies: A Comparative Exploration, New Haven: Yale University Press.
- Moore, Barrington, Jr. (1966), Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World, Cambridge: Beacon Press.
- North, Douglass and Weingast, Barry (1989), “Constitutions and Commitment: Evolution of the Institutions Governing Public Choice in 17th Century England”, Journal of Economic History, 49, 803-832.
- Przeworski, Adam, Alvarez, Michael, Cheibub, Jose, and Limongi, Fernando (2000), Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well Being in the World, 1950- 1990, New York: Cambridge University Press.