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School of Economics and Political Science
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND DIPLOMACY
Course unit
"REPUBLIC" AND "EMPIRE" IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL THINKING
EPP3049537, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND DIPLOMACY
SP1426, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination "REPUBLIC" AND "EMPIRE" IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL THINKING
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 SPS/04

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SPL1001408 COMPARATIVE POLITICS PAOLO ROBERTO GRAZIANO SP1866

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2015
End of activities 23/01/2016
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: The course provides the main analytical tools needed to understand the nature of comparative politics and political behavior in both national and international contexts.
Examination methods: Written exam. Two options are offered:
a) a general exam and class presentation during a scheduled session;
b) a general exam and submit your essay on the day of the exam.
Assessment criteria: a) Group (max 3 people) or individual assignment (written or oral) is worth 30% of the overall grade.

b) Final exam: worth 70% of the final grade.

The written assignment (paper) is expected to be 2,500 words long.
Course unit contents: The first part the course addresses issues such as the evolution of comparative politics, the description of the main features of various political regimes and the role of power relations in contemporary democracies. Furthermore, political institutions, political actors and decision making processes are discussed using political science methodological tools and analytical approaches. In the second part, the main characteristics (political institutions, party systems, interest representation system, territorial organization, etc.) of the Italian political system are analyzed
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will be articulated both in lectures provided by the responsible of the course and by international guests. Students' presentations will also be included (and encouraged).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Rod Hague e Martin Harrop, Comparative Government and Politics. An introduction. Houndmills-Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Maurizio Cotta and Luca Verzichelli, Political Institutions in Italy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo