COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Stampa
Anno immatricolazione
2017/2018
Anno offerta
2017/2018
Normativa
DM270
SSD
SPS/04 (SCIENZA POLITICA)
Dipartimento
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE POLITICHE E SOCIALI
Corso di studio
WORLD POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (POLITICA NEL MONDO E RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI)
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Anno di corso
Periodo didattico
Primo Semestre (02/10/2017 - 16/12/2017)
Crediti
6
Ore
40 ore di attività frontale
Lingua insegnamento
English
Tipo esame
ORALE
Docente
PROCACCI STEFANO (titolare) - 6 CFU
Prerequisiti
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Obiettivi formativi
The course explores the basic principles of comparative analysis as a method for theory building in political science, focusing on the intellectual process of concept formation, classification, elaboration of typologies and frameworks for the study of the world’s political systems.
Programma e contenuti
It will provide an overview of the progress of comparative studies through the different theoretical approaches adopted in this field and will offer a close examination of the most important issues of contemporary research: democracy, authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, party system and interest groups, participation and mass mobilization, political culture, state/society relationships, civilizational and religious identity. It will explain differences as well as similarities among countries according to the variation in political institutions and processes, economic and social structures, and civil-military relations. Moreover, it will ask how these domestic features respectively influence foreign policy and how international politics influences both the constitutional and process features of political systems.

Case-studies belonging to different regional areas of the international system will be offered in order to substantiate the above concepts and frameworks.
Metodi didattici
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Testi di riferimento
Preparatory readings:

A. Almond, «Comparative political systems», Journal of Politics, vol. 18, August 1956.

A. Lijphart, «Comparative politics and the comparative method», American Political Science Review, 65, 3, 1971.

for beginners:

R. Hague, M. Harrop (eds.), Comparative Government and Politics. An Introduction, Palgrave MacMillan, 2004 (or a more recent edition).
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