First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Economics and Political Science
EUROPEAN STUDIES
Course unit
COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN POLITICS
EPP5073277, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EUROPEAN STUDIES
SP1866, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track POLITICHE DELL'UNIONE EUROPEA [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN POLITICS
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLO ROBERTO GRAZIANO

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
EPP5073277 COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN POLITICS PAOLO ROBERTO GRAZIANO SP1866
EPP5073277 COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN POLITICS PAOLO ROBERTO GRAZIANO SP1866

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SPS/04 Polticial Science 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of political science.
Target skills and knowledge: The course provides the main analytical tools needed to understand the nature of comparative European politics, both at the supranational and comparative national level.
Examination methods: Written exam (70%) and a 3,000-word essay (30%) or a class presentation (30%). Further details will be illustrated in class.
Assessment criteria: Overall knowledge and analytical skills are the evaluation criteria.
Course unit contents: The course is divided in three parts. The first part (15 hours) the course addresses issues such as the evolution of European comparative politics, the description of the main features of various political regimes and the role of power relations in contemporary European democracies. Furthermore, political institutions, political actors and decision making processes are discussed using political science methodological tools and analytical approaches. In the second part (30 hours), a specific focus on comparative welfare states will be offered.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will be organized both in lectures provided by the responsible of the course and by international guests. Students' presentations will also be included (and encouraged).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Beyond the textbook (see below(), articles taken from some of the most important provided during the class.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Arend Lijphart, Patterns of Democracy. Yale, USA: Yale University Press, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo