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The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons. Comparative Politics I. Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences. Type: Compulsory. Students are expected to have completed. Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link. Skills related to the development of analytical and critical thinking.

Communication skills and writing skills in carrying out work, case studies and exams. Public speaking and presentation skills. Interpersonal skills such as the ability to work in teams or use of the technique of role play. Knowledge of the methods, theories and some substantive issues in the comparison of political systems. Ability to link theoretical issues of comparative politics to evidence. Description of contents: programme.

Introduction - What is comparative politics? Economic development and political regimes - Introduction - The Problem - The seminal study of Lipset: criticisms and new approaches - Quantitative and qualitative comparisons - Final remarks 3. Democratization - Democracies and non-democracies - Transitions to democracy - Democratic Consolidation? Institutional design and democratic performance - Introduction - Debates on institutional design: government systems, party systems and electoral systems - The quality of democracy 5.

Comparative Welfare state - Introduction - Types of welfare regimes - Transformations, crisis and reforms - Challenges. Learning activities and methodology. Lectures given by the teacher and activities done by students who will apply the knowledge acquired and develop their skills. The training activities aim to involve students in the learning process. To this end, the teacher will provide basic knowledge and tools needed to strengthen their analytical ability and encourage their critical spirit.

In this regard, the reading of selected materials and essays written by students will be fundamental. Likewise, the professor will encourage discussions on current topics, presentations and role play so that students expand their communication and interpersonal skills. This latter is intended to capture students' interest on issues that sometimes may seem too abstract, without a clear empirical referent.

Lectures and other activities in class: 42 hours Study of the subject by students: 56 hours Preparation of presentations and essays by students: 42 hours Make-up classes, office hours, hand-in of papers, etc. Assessment System. Basic Bibliography. Boix, C. Stokes eds. The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics. Oxford University Press. Democracy and redistribution.

Cambridge University Press. Caramani, D. Castles, Francis G. The future of the welfare state. Clark, R. Golder y S. Principles of Comparative Politics, 3rd. CQ Press. Dahl, R. Del Pino, E. Rubio Lara eds. Della Porta, D. Esping-Andersen, G.

Los tres grandes retos del estado de bienestar. Tres mundos del estado de bienestar. Alfons El Magnanim. Grugel, J. Democratization: A Critical Introduction, 2nd edition. Palgrave Macmillan. Haerpfer, C. Bernhagen, R. Inglehart y C.

Haggard, S. Development, Democracy, and Welfare States. Princeton University Press. Kesselman, M.. Readings in Comparative Politics, 2nd edition.

Cengage Learning. Landman, T. Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics, 4th ed.. Lijphart, A. Linares, S. Linz, J. Valenzuela comps. La crisis del presidencialismo. Perspectivas comparativas. Lipset, S. The Social Requisites of Democracy Revisited. American Sociological Review, Mainwaring, S. Shugart comps. Mantilla Baca, S. Munck eds. Marsh, D. Stoker eds.

Morlino, L. A Methodological Introduction for the Social Sciences. Barbara Budrich Publishers. Democracias y democratizaciones. Newton, K. Van Deth,. Foundations of Comparative Politics. Foundations of Comparative Politics, 3rd edition.

Nohlen, D. O'Neil, P. Rogowski eds. Essential Readings in Comparative Politics, 5th edition. Essentials of Comparative Politics, Fifth Edition. Pierson, P. World Politics 48, pp. Rueschemeyer, D. Capitalist Development and Democracy. University of Chicago Press. Sartori, G. Morlino eds.


La idea de democracia en contextos de polarizacion

E-mail: monseff gmail. E-mail: luizdomingos gmail. The following article analyzes the recruitment of Brazilian senators in the period running from to , when the country was under an oligarchic political regime. The analysis is based on a tracing of the political careers of leaders throughout the period. Key words: political professionalization; competitive oligarchy; First Republic; Brazilian senators; polyarchy. Entretanto, a ditadura de Deodoro mostrou-se, pouco a pouco, incapaz de se consolidar. Essas medidas geram um ciclo de revoltas capitaneadas por militares que apoiavam o presidente deposto e por governadores aliados.


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