Comparative Politics and Government
B. International and European Political Economy
TYPE OF COURSE : Compulsory for the specialization “International and European Political Economy”
Number of credits allocated: 6 ECTS Credits
Objective of the course (expected learning outcomes and competences to be acquired
- Understanding basic concepts of political science in the field of comparative politics and government.
- Employing these concepts in the analysis and understanding of contemporary social, political and economic phenomena, with an emphasis on developed liberal democracies.
- Comparing and evaluating different systems of organization of politics and governance in contemporary states.
- STATES AND REGIMES: Democracy – Authoritarian rule.
- POLITICAL MOBILIZATION: Political culture – Political communication – Political participation – Elections and voters – Political parties – Interest groups.
- GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNANCE: Multilevel governance.
- PUBLIC POLICY: Policy making – Political economy.
- R. Hague and M. Harrop, Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan.
- M.G. Roskin et al., Political Science: An Introduction, London, Pearson.
Final written exam (100%). Active participation in class will also be taken into account.
Language of instruction : Greek