Syllabus for Political Science B

Statskunskap B

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 2SK059
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Political Science G1F

    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: 2014-05-21
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 04, 2015
  • Entry requirements: Political science basic level
  • Responsible department: Department of Government

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes
On completion of the course the student is expected to
- with some degree of competence discuss and work with political science problems
- have formed a considered judgement of his own in both theoretical and empirical questions concerning the democratic rule and, in this respect, be able to analyse and discuss ideas and empirical research findings about democracy at a fairly advanced level
- discuss the choice of method and design (case studies, comparative method, idea analysis) in a problem perspective
- actively participate in seminar discussions and make presentations of articles and of his own work.

Content

The course is divided into three parts.
The first sub-course deals with the problems of democracy. Normative questions concerning the concept of democracy, arguments for and against democracy, the relationship between democracy, constitutionalism and efficiency, and the relationship between democracy and feminism, are brought up here. In the second part mainly empirical questions about the prerequisites for democracy as well as its spread, causes and effects are treated.

The second part of the course offers a choice between five sub-courses.

The third sub-part offers basic knowledge in scientific method. The students get a first introduction to empirical research and to the way in which different choices of method affect the realisation and results of a research project. The focus of the course is on basic methodological concepts and qualitative methods.

1. Problems of Democracy 7.5 hp

Learning outcomes
The course introduces some fundamental problems of democracy from a political science perspective. The aim is to equip students with the ability to independently analyse the central theoretical and empirical questions regarding democratic government. The course builds on themes introduced during Political Science A, within the fields of Political Theory and Comparative Politics.
• The ambition is to equip students with the ability to discuss ideas about democracy as well as empirical research at a fairly advanced level. In practice, this means that the students - aided by the course topics described below - make the leap from arguing from a limited and personal point of view, to constructing more general, systematic and well-founded arguments. be able to describe and compare various conceptions of democracy.
• be able to mention and evaluate the historically most important arguments for and against democracy.
• know, and be able to employ and critically review some of the most common explanations of democratisation.
• know how democracy in general, and its constitutional structure in particular, affects various political and economic outcomes.
• be able to argue for or against ideas and theses in a systematic and well-founded manner, orally as well as in writing.

Content
The course consists of two parts:

The first part deals with normative democratic theory. It covers conceptual issues concerning the meaning of democracy, normative questions about the justification of democracy, and the problems and solutions that have been offered within different traditions in democratic theory. We cover issues such as: What are the main problems within democratic theory? What solutions have been suggested? How do we define democracy? What is good about democracy? What is the significance of granting various interests and groups political representation? Should the ideals of democracy be reformulated in the light of contemporary forms of globalisation?

The second part of the course deals with the political and economic preconditions and consequences of democracy: Why are some countries more democratic than others? What are the conditions for establishing global democracy? Does democracy matter for welfare? What are the distributive consequences? The constitutional design of democracies is also emphasised: What impact does it have on political and economic outcomes?

Teaching
This course consists of lectures are and seminars. Attendance at all seminars is mandatory, while attendance at lectures is voluntary. The course is divided into three parts. Course lectures aim to introduce the main points covered in each part. The seminars aim to develop the students’ analytical skills through discussion in smaller groups. Before each seminar, all students will be required to prepare answers to a set of questions, individually and/or in groups. These prepared answers will be discussed during the seminars. This way, the seminars should provide opportunities for the students to continuously reflect on the content of the course, and work together to highlight the practical importance of theoretical ideas that are introduced throughout the course.

Examination
The course ends with an exam, which serves both as basis for grading, and an opportunity for the student to rehearse the content of the course.

The grading system is VG Pass with distinction’, G Pass’ and U Fail’.

To pass’ the class, the student is required to
-participate actively in the seminars
-pass’ the final 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. The course language is English.

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 its 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 problems 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 basic knowledge of how the EU’s political system works
• possess good knowledge of the basic institutions of the EU
• possess good knowledge of the decision-making processes within the EU
• possess a basic understanding of the most important policy fields within the EU
• possess a basic understanding of the constitutional problems linked to the institutional set-up of the EU
• possess basic knowledge of processes of Europeanisation
• possess good knowledge of how parliaments, governments and administrations at the national level are affected by EU-membership

Teaching
The course is composed of a mixture of lectures and seminars. The lectures address the basic themes and issues. During the seminars students will 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



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".

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. Methods 15.0 hp

Course aims
The purpose of the course is to give the students a theoretical understanding of the basic concepts in social science research and methodological choices, and be able to apply this. The focus of the course is on qualitative methods as they are used in Political science and Development Studies. After completion of the course, students are expected to have acquired the following abilities:
- To formulate a research question relevant for political science or development studies
- To connect a research question to relevant previous research
- To understand the how to define and operationalise concepts
- To have a basic knowledge of methods in the analysis of ideas, normative analysis, and process tracing
- To have a basic knowledge about data collection and analysis based on texts, questionnaires, focus groups, experiments, and observation
- To have a basic understanding of how to design a study in political science or development studies

Course content
The course is on methods in social science, with a focus on qualitative methods. Its core idea is that scientific method is best understood when applied. Therefore each part in the course will be applied in exercises by the students. The knowledge and understanding gained this way will also facilitate the students’ critical review of previous research.

The course emphasises the pivotal role for research and investigations of a clear and well formulated question. The question should steer the study and the methodological choices made by the author. The course will focus on several qualitative methods: analysis of ideas, normative critique and argumentation, and process tracing. The students will also acquaint themselves with different kinds of data material – from texts, interviews, focus groups, experiments, and observations. In the last part and exercise in the course the student shall make an appropriate design of a study based on her/his own research question. The aim in the last part is thus also to tie the different parts of the course together. By training the students systematically in the different core components of a scientific study the course’s aim is also to prepare the students well for their BA thesis.

The training of these skills will be continuously examined during the course. The idea is to give the students opportunities to exercise in a rather concrete way the different components in social science research, and in this way to make it possible to deepen their understanding. Active participation, critical discussions, and feedback from the teacher in the seminars will enhance learning.

Teaching
The course will be introduced by lectures on the research process. Then each part of the course consists of lectures and a seminar when the students’ papers will be discussed.
The language of teaching is Swedish.

Examination
The course is examined by means of a written exam in the beginning of the course plus the seminar papers. Grades are awarded according to the scale “failed”, “pass” or “pass with distinction”. Examination is based on the written seminar assignment as well as on active participation in the seminars. For the grade “pass” it is required that the student will have handed in all assignments, acquired the grade “pass” and actively participated in all the seminars, and acquired “pass” in the written exam.

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 language of instruction is English.

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 authors. Another choice is to study a number of constitutional systems in the world. This course is built on another kind of 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 and crises
- Historical and contemporary perspectives on multiculturalism


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 low- or middle income countries not by separating them, but by 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 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 in general and comparative politics in particular.


Examination
Written exam. Seminars. Book report. Oral presentation.

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”.

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

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 teaching is given in the form of lectures, seminars, simulation exercise, course papers, method exercises as well as individual guidance.

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

Assessment

The course is examined by means of course papers, exams, assignments, and active participation in the seminars. Grades are awarded according the scale “failed”, "pass" or "pass with distinction".

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 04, 2015

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Problems of Democracy

  • Oskarsson, Sven; Widmalm, Sten Myt eller verklighet : om samband mellan demokrati och ekonomisk tillväxt

    Stockholm: Norstedt, 2010

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Dahl, Robert A. Democracy and its critics

    New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, cop. 1989

    svenska översättningen går också bra

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    Mandatory

Articles will be added

Gender, Power and Institutions

Kursen ges höstterminen 2014

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

    Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Articles will be added

The Political System of the European Union

Kursen ges höstterminen 2014

  • 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

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    Mandatory

Articles will be added

Organising power

Kursen ges höstterminen 2014

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

    1. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 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

  • Implementing public policy : Third edition 2014

    Hill, Michael J.q (Michael James); Hupe, Peter L.

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    Mandatory

Articles and course reader will be added

Development Theory and Colonial Legacies

Kursen ges höstterminen 2014

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

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Hobson, John M Discovering the Oriental West

    Part of:

    Harding, Sandra G. The postcolonial science and technology studies reader

    Durham, [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 2011

    s. 39-60

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    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

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    Mandatory

  • World Development : Globalisation in Historical Perspective

    Part of:

    Panayiotopoulos, Prodromos Ioannou; Capps, Gavin World development : an introduction

    London: Pluto, 2001

    s. 13-34

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    Mandatory

  • Rist, Gilbert The History of Development : from Western origins to global faith

    Fourth edition.: London: Zed books, 2014

    pp. 25- 139

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    Mandatory

  • Scott, Catherine Tradition and Gender in Modernization Theory

    Part of:

    Harding, Sandra G. The postcolonial science and technology studies reader

    Durham, [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 2011

    s. 290-309

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    Mandatory

  • Washbrook, David India 1818-1860: The Two Faces of Colonialism

    Part of:

    Louis, William Roger; Low, Alaine; Porter, Andrew The Oxford history of the British Empire. : Vol. 3 The nineteenth century

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999

    vol. 3 (1999) s. 395-421

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    Mandatory

Articles will be added

International Politics

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

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010

    Paperback edition

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    Mandatory

  • Betts, Richard K. The Delusion of Impartial Intervention

    Part of:

    Crocker, Chester A.; Hampson, Fen Osler; Aall, Pamela R. Turbulent peace : the challenges of managing international conflict.

    Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2001

    s. 285-294

    Photo copy available at the Student Office

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    Mandatory

Articles will be added

Methods

  • Bryman, Alan Nilsson, Björn Samhällsvetenskapliga metoder

    2., [rev.] uppl.: Malmö: Liber, 2011

    Chapter 1-5 and 15-23 Available in English: "Social Research Methods" Oxford University Press

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    Mandatory

Articles and course material will be added

Comparative Politics

Kursen ges vårterminen 2015

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

    New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, cop. 1977

    or any other edition

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    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!

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    Mandatory

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

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

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    Mandatory

Articles and some comparative classics will be added

Political Theory

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  • Kymlicka, Will Contemporary political philosophy : an introduction

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

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    Mandatory

  • Singer, Peter One world : the ethics of globalization

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

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    Mandatory

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Swedish politics

Kursen ges vårterminen 2015

  • Björklund Larsen, Lotta Jacobsson, Kerstin Känslan för det allmänna : medborgarnas relation till staten och varandra

    1. uppl.: Umeå: Boréa, 2010

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    Mandatory

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

    3. uppl.: Stockholm: Atlantis, 2012

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    Mandatory

  • Jansson, Jenny Manufacturing consensus : the making of the Swedish reformist working class

    Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Univ., 2012

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    Mandatory

  • Lindbom, Anders Systemskifte? : den nya svenska välfärdspolitiken

    1. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2011

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Environmental Politics and Its Challenges

Kursen ges vårterminen 2015

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

    Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1990

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