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School of Economics and Political Science
EUROPEAN STUDIES
Course unit
COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN POLITICS
EPP5073277, A.A. 2018/19

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
STUDI EUROPEI
SP1866, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track CULTURA POLITICA NELLA SOCIETÀ GLOBALE [003PD]
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
No lecturer assigned to this course unit

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

Course unit organization
Period Second 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 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of political science.
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge and anlytical skills with reference to the understanding of welfare state genesis and development.
Examination methods: There are only written exams. Students have two options:
- Take a general exam and present in class in a scheduled session;
- Take a general exam and submit an essay on the day of the exam.

The grade breakdown is as follows:

Group or individual assignment (written or oral): 30%
Final written exam: 70%

The written assignment (paper) will have to be 3,000 words long.
Assessment criteria: Conceptual clarity and analytical capacity.
Course unit contents: The course provides the main analytical tools needed to understand the nature of comparative politics and political behavior in both national and international contexts with a specific focus on welfare state analysis. In the first part the course addresses issues such as the evolution of welfare state regimes, the description of the main features of various welfare regimes and the role of power relations in welfare state genesis and development. In the second part, the main characteristics of the most recent welfare state reforms in the various welfare worlds will be analysed.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lecturing, group assignment and discussions and case studies.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The reading material will be uploaded by the instructor on the 'moodle' platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
No Poverty Gender Equality Decent Work and Economic Growth Reduced Inequalities Responsible Consumption and Production