Syllabus for Political Science C

Statskunskap C

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 2SK079
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Political Science G2E

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2007-01-24
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Social Sciences
  • Revised: 2013-05-15
  • Revised by: The Board of the Department of Government
  • Applies from: week 35, 2013
  • Entry requirements: Political science intermediate level
  • Responsible department: Department of Government

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student is expected to know how to
- independently discuss and work with political science problems
- distinguish and define political science problems and independently collect and work on research material relevant to the formulated questions
- understand texts with quantitative elements and work with basic quantitative methods
- independently define, formulate and carry out a limited research assignment relevant to the theory and chosen problem and using political science methods, write and defend a scientifically structured essay
- independently act as opponent which means discussing another student’s essay and the contribution it makes
- actively participate in seminar discussions and give presentations of articles and of one’s own work

Content

The course contains three sub-parts.

The first part is a methods course introducing various research methods used in political science. Here some basic methodological concepts will be examined and the different stages of the research process will be discussed. Qualitative as well as quantitative methods of analysis will be introduced during the course. Special attention will be given to quantitative methods.

The next part means a choice between a number of specialisation courses, where some will be offered in the Autumn semester and some in the Spring semester.

The third and final part consists of doing an independent and specific project chosen by the student and elaborated in consultation with an advisor. The work is to be presented at a final seminar in the form of a written essay.

1. Methods 7.5 hp

Course description
Objectives

After completing the course the students are expected to possess:

  • the ability to undertake basic empirical research using quantitative as well as qualitative techniques.
  • satisfactory knowledge of the difference between descriptive and causal research questions.
  • satisfactory knowledge of the relative advantages and disadvantages of quantitative and qualitative techniques.
  • satisfactory knowledge of the problems involved in establishing causal relationships.
  • satisfactory skills in interpreting results from basic quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • basic skills in computer-based statistical analysis.
  • basic knowledge of statistical inference.
Content
The focus of this course is on various research methods used in social science. It explains
basic methodological concepts and discusses the main steps of the research process.
Students are introduced to quantitative as well as qualitative analysis techniques, albeit with
a special emphasis on quantitative techniques. An important additional aim is to
communicate an understanding of the relative strengths and weaknesses of quantitative
versus qualitative techniques. The question of how to provide evidence for the existence of
causal relationships in political science constitutes another central component of the course.

Teaching
Teaching takes the form of optional lectures and mandatory seminars. The lectures cover
the central topics of the course. The seminars are the most important part of the course.
Here the students are given the opportunity in smaller groups to practice their skills related
to the different steps of the research process. The seminars are conducted in two different
ways. In preparation of the majority of the seminars a number of assignments are
completed, with some essay-like elements. For each seminar, the students are required to
hand in individually written solutions to the assignments. These solutions are then
extensively discussed during the subsequent seminar under the guidance of a seminar
teacher, who also provides individual feedback. In parallel with the entirety of the course,
the students will also conduct their own investigation, from data collection to analysis,
which is presented at the last seminar.

Examination
The course ends with a written exam. The exam provides the basis for grading the students,
but it also offers the students an opportunity to review the contents of the course and thus
sustain and solidify the knowledge they have acquired during the course. In the exam, the
students should demonstrate that they have the ability to understand, interpret and critically
examine a piece of social science literature from a methodological perspective. Grades are
awarded on a scale comprising the grades VG (pass with distinction), G (pass), and U (fail).
To reach the grade G (pass), students must:
  • participate in all mandatory seminars as well as present serious attempts to solve all seminar assignments.
  • obtain the grade G (pass) on the written exam.

2. Gender, Power and Institutions 7.5 hp

The course is taught during the autumn semester

Content

The course addresses questions, both theoretically and empirically, of how gender inequality arises, is maintained and managed, within both formal institutions (e.g. parliaments, parties and organisations) and informal institutions (e.g. networks, norms and ideas). The course is grounded in the new institutionalist theories which have, in recent years, become very influential in the field of political science. In the theoretical part of the course, the students are introduced to basic concepts and theories about gender, power and institutions. The empirical parts of the course give students concrete examples of how these concepts and theories can be used to analyse politics and policy from a gender perspective. For instance, how different kinds of institution interact resulting in gendered consequences in political representation, public politics and policy will be discussed.

Learning outcomes
The course aims to furnish students with the knowledge of how to analyse political processes and policy from a gendered, new institutionalist perspective.
After completion of the course, the students are expected to:

  • On the basis of theories introduced during the course, be able to account for and critically discuss the concepts of gender and power
  • Be able to account for the difference between formal and informal institutions
  • Be able to give examples of and describe empirical gender research within the field of new institutionalism
  • Be able to analyse political phenomena from a gendered, new institutionalist perspective
Teaching
The teaching consists of lectures and seminars. The seminars are compulsory, and there is an assignment that has to be completed in advance of each seminar. The participants are also expected to undertake independent study of the course literature, preferably before the corresponding lectures, and certainly before the seminars. The total time of study should be around 40 hours per week.

Examination
Examination takes place continuously throughout the course, through written and oral assignments, as well as through active participation in the seminars. At the end of the course, the students write a final course paper which will be discussed during a seminar and examined by the teacher. The course paper must deal with issues addressed during the course. The following grades will be applied: pass with distinction (VG), pass (G) and fail (U).
In order to pass the following is required:
  • The student has achieved the learning outcomes
  • The student has participated in all compulsory elements of the course
  • All the assignments have been completed and passed
  • The course paper has been handed in before the deadline and passed

3. The Political System of the European Union 7.5 hp

The course is taught during the autumn semester

Content

A majority of the states in Europe are today members of the European Union. This organisation has gradually acquired more competencies and influence. Basic knowledge of the EU is thus a prerequisite for understanding political life in contemporary Europe. The aim of the course is to provide a basic understanding of how the EU political system works, and how the Union affects member states. The course covers three main themes: First, the EU is studied as a political system. The key institutions and decision-making processes at the EU level are presented. The students are introduced not only to the formal rules of the game, but also to the political practices developed over time. Second, the course examines the basic constitutional problem of the EU. How democratic and effective is the EU political system? How will the EU evolve as a result of the Lisbon treaty? What new demands are raised by the euro crisis? The third theme covers the processes of Europeanisation: if and how are the political systems at the national level affected by membership in the EU? Are processes of Europeanisation visible in the member-states? How has EU-membership affected executives, parliaments and bureaucracies?

Aim
Having completed the course, students are expected to:

  • possess good knowledge and understanding of the European Union as political system;
  • possess good knowledge and understanding of the main institutions of the EU and decision-making processes within the Union;
  • possess basic knowledge and understanding of the most important policy fields within the EU;
  • possess good knowledge and understanding of the constitutional problems linked to the institutional set-up of the EU;
  • possess good knowledge and understanding of the role played by Member States in the European political system;
  • possess skills and ability to independently present, analyse and discuss issues related to the EU as a political system, both orally and in writing.
Teaching
The course is composed of a mixture of lectures and seminars. The lectures address the basic themes and issues. During the seminar students get the opportunity to discuss questions linked to the basic themes.

The literature includes books, articles and working material.

The course is taught in Swedish.

Examination
Examination is based upon participation in compulsory elements of the course and a written exam. The following grades will be applied: passed with distinction (VG), passed (G) and failed (U).

In order to pass the following is required:

(1) active participation during compulsory elements of the course (seminars);
(2) the grade ’passed’ on the written exam.

To pass the course with distinction the student is required to participate in compulsory elements of the course as well as receiving the grade ’passed with distinction’ on the written exam.

4. Organizing Power 7.5 hp

The course is taught during the autumn semester

Recently it has been claimed, that the traditional base of state authority has been undermined or crowded out. As the centre of policy making, the state has been challenged from above through international fora such as the EU, and from below through decentralisation and the empowerment of local political and administrative entities. While some scholars even claim that it is no longer meaningful to talk about “governments” or “states” or hierarchical power distribution, others claim that recent events have actually empowered the national executives.
This course aims at enhancing the participants’ knowledge of how constitutional theory and public management theory can help us to understand how the organisational side of politics distributes power among actors and over time. We focus on some of the most debated issues of our time by asking whether it is true that political power is increasingly centralised to governments, and even to Prime Ministers. If so, what about the claim that political power is increasingly de-concentrated due to the alleged inefficiency of central governments?

The course is aimed for students who want to deepen their knowledge of public administration and policy as well as students who are looking for a professional profile. A core idea is that good knowledge about relevant theories together with the capability to critically analyse and evaluate public policy and implementation should be asked for at the municipality and state levels, as well as the EU level of public administration. In the final part of the course, special attention is paid to the evaluation problem as a methodological, administrative and political issue.

The course ends with a final paper, graded according to the Swedish standard (U-G-VG). Active participation in each of the seminars is also required. Students are also expected to hand in written assignments. Seminars and assignments are graded U or G.

This course is taught in Swedish.

5. Development Theory and Colonial Legacies 7.5 hp

The course is taught during the autumn semester

Objectives

After the course, the students are expected to be able to

  • account for main trends in how perceptions of development have changed over time in colonial and post-colonial Africa, Latin America and South Asia since 1800
  • account for examples of how colonial policies in Africa, Latin America and South Asia have been formed in relation to perceived insufficiencies obstructing development
  • analyse how perceptions of similarity and difference between groups of people influence development policies
  • account for examples of how perceptions of nationality, ethnicity, race and gender been integrated parts of development perceptions
  • account for how development and underdevelopment theories been worked out in relation to colonial and post-colonial experiences in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Europe.
Content of the course
The course contains an analysis of perceptions and theories of “development” and “progress” and how these perceptions have influenced the political, economic and social practices in South Asia, Africa and Latin America since about 1800. The course deals with changes in the perceptions of development caused by colonial and post-colonial experiences. Further, the course deals with perceptions of race and ethnicity, of sex/gender and of how social power was organised politically as integrated parts of perceptions of development. The course is given by teachers from different disciplines to illustrate different perspectives on issues of development in history.

Teaching
The instructions consist of lectures and seminars.

Examination
Examination is given through a written exam. One part of the exam might be examined by written assignments and active participation in seminars. In order to pass the course the students need to pass the written exam. Grades are awarded according the scale “failed”, "pass" or "pass with distinction".

Specialisation in relation to examination requirements
The course provides the students with the opportunity to practice independent evaluation and critical treatment of development theories by relating these theories both to their epistemological context and to the historical contexts within which they were worked out.

Further instructions
Further instructions will be given at the start of the course.

6. International Politics 7.5 hp

The course is taught during the autumn and spring semester

Course content

This course provides students with a deeper introduction to the conceptual and theoretical tools used in the study of international politics. The course also examines a number of enduring and contemporary topics in international relations, such as international cooperation, security issues, nuclear proliferation, arms control, environmental politics, foreign policy analysis, warning-response problems and humanitarian intervention. The course concludes with a role-playing game where students have the opportunity to apply the concepts they have learned by engaging in simulated international negotiations.

Goals
The overarching goal of this course is to impart how the fundamental concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods from International Relations and social science can be applied to make sense of and study world politics and global affairs. The course also aims to help students develop a set of general skills - the ability to think critically, analyse information, and express themselves orally and in writing - that will serve them well in their future educational and professional endeavours. Upon completion of this course students should be able to able to deploy key theoretical concepts from the main schools of thought in the field to analyse global issues and assess and evaluate various policy prescriptions designed to address transnational problems.

This class serves as the intermediate level course within the sub-discipline of International Politics. The completion of this course with a passing grade should serve as useful preparation for the MA course in International Politics course. The intent is also to provide a good foundation for students who want to pursue this topic in a C level essay.

Instruction
The instruction of this course is comprised of a combination of lectures and seminars. The course also includes a simulation (role-playing) exercise.

The literature includes books, articles and working material.

The language of instruction for this course is English.

Examination

  • Mandatory attendance and active participation in the seminars and simulation exercise.
  • Written assignments.
  • Written Test (Final examination).
Examination is based upon participation in compulsory elements of the course and a written exam. The following grades will be applied: passed with distinction (VG), passed (G) and failed (U).

In order to pass the following is required:

(1) The completion of compulsory elements of the course (seminars, simulation, written assignments);
(2) A passing grade on the written exam.

To pass the course with distinction the student is required to participate in compulsory elements of the course as well as receiving a grade of ‘passed with distinction’ on the written exam.

7. Thesis 15.0 hp

8. Comparative Politics 7.5 hp

The course is taught during the spring semester

Course description

The course deals with some of the most central problems described in comparative politics. Why do some people decide to use a gun instead of the ballot when trying to influence politics? What explains differences in degrees of democratisation? Which role do domestic and international factors play in a process of development? What is the role of history – path dependence – for the success of democracy? Can different institutions help solve ethnic conflicts or create justice? These questions are discussed in the course literature, from historical and theoretical perspectives and with reference to empirical research from many parts of the world.

The goals of the course
The course aims at providing a good understanding of research in the field of comparative politics. It should provide good knowledge of important research contributions and research strategies that aim at, or are useful for, describing and explaining political and ethnic conflicts, socialisation, democratisation, development, in an extensive geographical comparative context, in developed as well as developing parts of the world. Also, the choice of literature and the cases selected to be studied have been made to give examples of different designs of research projects that should be useful for students preparing their C/D/master-level thesis project. In short, after the course, the students should:

  • have a good idea of what comparative politics is
  • understand when and why different groups enter into conflicts, and why they sometimes manage to establish peaceful coexistence, and even manage to build democratic regimes
  • know the comparative politics discourse better
  • be better prepared to write a thesis
Contents
Comparative politics is a strange name. It is strange because what you find under the label comparative politics – and its synonyms in other languages – often is not (explicitly) comparative. Most of the time it simply is “politics in other countries”; other, that is, than the home country of the author. The conventional distinction between comparative and international politics is that the former deals with politics in other countries, and the latter between countries; this is more easy to remember if one thinks of another common name for the latter – international relations. But clearly there are interesting questions to ask where this demarcation will not hold, not least in the post-11-September world .
If comparative politics is politics in other countries, then it is indeed a lot. Therefore we must make choices what to study. One option would be to attempt to see the world’s political systems as a number of fairly distinct categories, and to learn about these categories and their cases. This has been attempted by numerous text book authors. Another choice is to study a number of constitutional systems in the world. This course is built on another logic. We have chosen to focus on some central research problems in comparative politics.
The overall problems concern democracy, conflicts, institutions (rules), justice and development. This is chosen because important parts of research in political science concern these issues, and secondly because these issues are important to many people in many countries; two overriding criteria for any research or teaching in social science. Within this theme the course focuses on these three issues:
  • Ethnic Conflicts and Mobilisation
  • Democratic Consolidation or Crisis
  • Global Perspectives on Justice and Development
The choice of theme(s) and literature is a conscious attempt to bridge the unfortunate divide between studies of the West and “the rest”. The idea is that we can learn more about industrialised countries, former socialist countries and so-called Third World countries by not separating them but studying them together.
Apart from the books required to be read, the course will make use of some academic articles. One purpose of using these articles is to give you an idea about current debates in international research. All articles will be available for free via the Uppsala University Library.
Within the allocated teaching resources there are a number of seminars you have to attend. We hope that all of you will take an active part in the discussions we will have in all the seminars.
We have achieved our objective with this course if, in at the end of it, you think you have a better (or even much better) grasp of some substantial empirical, or political, problems in the contemporary world and some orientation in a few current debates in international research.

Examination
Written exam. Seminars. Book reports. Research design-proposal.

The exam
  • The exam will consist of two to four questions for about five to ten points each, on the books and articles included in the course. Each question will require answers of about one or two handwritten pages.
  • The main purpose of the exam is to verify that you have absorbed and understood the literature. It also tests your skills in analysing academic literature and to what extent you can summarise complicated ideas in a coherent way.
Seminars
There are four seminars in this course. Attendance is compulsory for all seminars. If you fail to attend a seminar you will have to hand in an extra written assignment. Additional instructions for the seminars may be handed out by the lecturers.

Grading
One grade for the whole course will be given according to the Swedish three-level system: Pass with distinction= Väl godkänd (Vg), Pass = Godkänd (G), and Fail = Underkänd (U). To pass, all requirements for the course have to be completed with at least the grade “Pass”. At least 10 points in the exam is required. In order to “pass with distinction” in this course, you have to have:
* at least 15 points on the exam.
or
* obtained the grade Vg on the book report on “classics”, and at least 13 points on the exam.
Please note that the Vg on the book report on “classics” will only affect the grading of the course during the same year that the course is given.

9. Political Theory 7.5 hp

The course is taught during the spring semester

Learning outcomes

Students are expected to learn the main theories in contemporary normative political philosophy, in particular theories of justice. They should be able to analyse them from a critical point of view and to formulate their own independent arguments for and against the theories studied. They should also be able to relate fundamental theories of justice to theories of international justice, to theories of gender equality and multiculturalism. Finally, the students are expected to apply abstract normative thinking to practical political problems.

After completing the course the students are expected to

  • be informed about the modern scientific debate in normative political theory in general, and about the discussion on justice in particular.
  • apply theories of justice to issues of international justice
  • apply theories of justice to issues of gender equality and multiculturalism.
  • independently identify and discuss political conflicts, related to different normative principles justice.
  • be able to collect theoretical an empirical information in order to formulate normative arguments in questions related to justice - nationally as well as globally.
  • be able to present their arguments in writing and orally, clearly and systematically.
Contents
This course consists of three parts. In the first part we focus on various liberal theories (Utilitarianism, Rawls’ and Nozick’s) and their critics - Marxism, Communitarianism and Feminism. The main book is Will Kymlicka’s Contemporary Political Philosophy.

The second part concerns theories of international justice and the problem of global warming. The main book here is Peter Singer’s One World – The Ethics of Globalisation. We also read an article by Simon Caney, where he gives a broad overview of different theories of international distributive justice, and an article by Thomas Nagel, where he defends a non-cosmopolitan conception of international justice.

The third part deals with theories of multiculturalism and feminism. Here we read chapter 8 and 9 in Kymlicka's book, but also parts of Rawls' Political Liberalism, and articles about the possible conflict between multiculturalism and feminism.

Teaching
The course is given both for Swedish students and exchange students. The lectures are given in English. The seminar discussions will be in Swedish and English.

Examination
The course ends with a written test. The exam is marked according to the Swedish standard (U-G-VG). Half of the maximum points are required to pass the test. The questions can be answered in English or in Swedish. Active participation in each of the seminars is also required. The students should prepare written answers to the seminar questions.

10. Swedish Politics 7.5 hp

The course is taught during the spring semester

Objectives

The purpose of this course is to deepen the insights on how the Swedish political system has developed and where it is today. Particular weight is put on areas where the Swedish political development differs or is in some way exceptional in comparison to advanced industrial democracies of a similar standing. Notwithstanding, an implicit comparative perspective guides the course. The ability to write in an analytic way is trained through the writing of reading reports. The substantial contents of the course is examined through a written examination.

Contents
Sweden is today the world’s most post-materialist country. How does this affect policies? One particular area of “post-materialist” policies is parental policies, for example the policies of parental leave, and how the re-shaping of the identities of not least men has been a major part of this policy. Indirectly, parental policies is part of the strive for gender equality and should also be analysed as such. The classic area of security politics is the contrast to parental policies, and security in Sweden was for many decades intimately connected to neutrality. However, more recent years has witnessed a radical re-interpretation of Swedish defence strategies where double talk appears to have been systematic. The course pays attention to how interest groups and organisations exert influence today and how parts of the corporatist order has given room to a more pluralist one. The course addresses whether welfare policies have been liberalised to an amount that would indicate a change of model rather than modifications.
The literature consists of monographs, textbooks, articles and book chapters.

Teaching
The teaching in this course consists of introductions/lectures on the literature, seminars where the literature is analysed and discussed and a role play. The teaching language is Swedish.

Examination
The course is examined orally through the active participation in the seminars and through the oral participation in the role play. Written reading reports are to be handed in to each seminar. There is a written examination in the end of the course.

Specialisation in relation to examination requirements
In this course the analytical skills are trained at a more advanced level than earlier. The literature is partly demanding, requiring a capacity to extract central conclusions from a larger body of information. The literature represents different research traditions and thus requires an ability to reflect independently on research design, sources and conclusions. That means, that a scientific approach is being trained.

11. Environmental Politics and Its Challenges 7.5 hp

The course is taught during the spring semester

Content

The course consists of three parts:

(1) Collective action problems and environmental challenges in developing and developed countries; (2) Energy and technology; (3) Regional and international efforts to address climate change.

Goals
The course has two overarching goals. The first is to deepen the students’ knowledge and understanding of the ‘collective action dilemma’ from a social science perspective. The second goal is to acquaint the students with two important, and interdependent, global problems: climate change and energy. As a corollary to these two goals the course will also analyse and discuss possible political solutions to the management of climate and energy issues (as well as dilemmas over natural resources more generally). To this end, the course will examine possible solutions at the local, regional, and international levels.

At the global and the regional level, emphasis will be placed on international cooperation on climate change and the European Union’s role in the struggle to combat climate change. At the local level, the course will focus on how energy and climate politics are played out in developing countries.

Upon the completion of this course the students are expected to thoroughly understand the logic of collective action problems, and the interface between politics and the challenge of addressing environmental problems and managing limited natural resources. The intent is also to provide a good foundation for students who want to pursue this topic in a C level essay in Development studies or Political Science.

Teaching
The course is composed of a mixture of lectures and seminars. The lectures address the basic themes and issues. During the seminar students get the opportunity to discuss questions linked to the basic themes.

The literature includes books, articles and working material.

The course is taught in English.

Examination
Examination is based upon participation in compulsory elements of the course and a written exam. The following grades will be applied: passed with distinction (VG), passed (G) and failed (U).

In order to pass the following is required
(1) Active participation during compulsory elements of the course (seminars);
(2) A passing grade on the written exam.

To pass the course with distinction the student is required to participate in compulsory elements of the course as well as receiving a grade of ‘passed with distinction’ on the written exam.

Instruction

The instruction is done in the form of lectures and seminars of varying content and disposition.

Additional information regarding instruction and examination will be handed out before each sub-course.

Assessment

The course examination is based on active seminar participation, course papers, essay assignment and written tests.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 35, 2013

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Methods

Articles will be added

Gender, Power and Institutions

Kursen ges under höstterminen 2013.

  • Mackay, Fiona.; Krook, Mona Lena. Gender, politics and institutions : towards a feminist institutionalism

    Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

    Notera att boken finns som e-bok!

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Articles will be added

The Political System of the European Union

Kursen ges höstterminen 2013.

  • Hix, Simon.; Høyland, Bjørn. The political system of the European Union

    3. ed.: Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Bulmer, Simon; Lequesne, Christian The member states of the European Union

    2nd ed.: Oxford: Oxford University Press, cop. 2013

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Tallberg, Jonas Europeiseringen av Sverige

    Stockholm: SNS förlag, 2010

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Articles will be added

Organising power

Delkursen ges höstterminen 2013.

  • Hertting, Nils; Vedung, Evert Den utvärderingstäta politiken : styrning och utvärdering i svensk storstadspolitik

    1. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Hill, Michael J.; Hupe, Peter L. Implementing public policy : an introduction to the study of operational governance

    2. ed.: Los Angeles ;a London: SAGE, cop. 2009

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Persson, Thomas; Wiberg, Matti Parliamentary government in the Nordic countries at a crossroads : coping with challenges from Europeanisation and presidentialisation

    Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press, 2011

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Articles and course reader will be added

Development Theory and Colonial Legacies

Kursen ges höstterminen 2013

  • Cooper, Frederick Africa since 1940 : the past of the present

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Hettne, Björn Thinking about development : development matters

    London: Zed Books, 2009

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Larson, Brooke. Trials of nation making : liberalism, race, and ethnicity in the Andes, 1810-1910

    New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Johnson, Gordon; Metcalf, Thomas R. The new Cambridge history of India. : 3 [The Indian empire and the beginnings of modern society], 4 Ideologies of the Raj

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Articles will be added

International Politics

  • Reus-Smit, Christian; Snidal, Duncan The Oxford handbook of international relations

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Articles will be added

Thesis

  • Bonnett, Alastair How to Argue : Essential skills for writing and speaking convincingly

    Andra: Pearson, 2008

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Comparative Politics

Kursen ges vårterminen 2014.

  • Buruma, Ian Murder in Amsterdam : liberal Europe, Islam, and the limits of tolerance

    [New ed.]: New York: Penguin, 2007

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Lijphart, Arend Democracy in plural societies :a comparative exploration

    New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, cop. 1977

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Widmalm, Sten Kashmir in comparative perspective : democracy and violent separatism in India

    Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2006

    Make sure you get this particular edition!

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • O'Shea, Stephen. Sea of Faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world

    1st. pbk. ed.: New York: Walker & Co, 2007

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Articles and some comparative classics will be added

Political Theory

Kursen ges vårterminen 2014.

  • Kymlicka, Will Contemporary political philosophy : an introduction

    2. ed.: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002 [dvs. 2001]

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Singer, Peter One world : the ethics of globalization

    New Haven, Conn. ; a London: Yale University Press, 2004

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Okin, Susan Moller Cohen, Joshua Is multiculturalism bad for women?

    Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, cop. 1999

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Articles will be added

Swedish politics

Kursen ges vårterminen 2014

  • Bergman, Helena; Eriksson, Maria; Klinth, Roger Föräldraskapets politik : från 1900- till 2000-tal

    1. uppl.: Stockholm: Dialogos, 2011

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    Mandatory

  • Holmström, Mikael Den dolda alliansen : Sveriges hemliga NATO-förbindelser

    3. uppl.: Stockholm: Atlantis, 2012

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    Mandatory

  • Lindbom, Anders Systemskifte? : den nya svenska välfärdspolitiken

    1. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2011

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  • Naurin, Daniel Den demokratiske lobbyisten.

    Umeå: Boréa, 2001

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  • Olsson, Stefan Den svenska högerns anpassning till demokratin

    Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2000

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    Mandatory

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Environmental Politics and Its Challenges

Delkursen ges vårterminen 2014.

  • Ostrom, Elinor Governing the commons : the evolution of institutions for collective action

    Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1990

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    Mandatory

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