Course Syllabus

Comparative Politics Workshop

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer: H Takeda
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Course Type: Lecture
Semester: Fall
Year: M1
Course Periods: 3/4 Periods, Tuesdays (fortnightly)
Credits: 2
Whether mandatory or not: Compulsory for Leading Graduate School students. Other GSL students can register for credits.
Classroom: Lecture Room 3, Asian Legal Exchange Center

 

Outline of Lecture Course

The overarching aim of this course is to introduce the student to basic concepts, theories, and methodologies of comparative politics and in so doing, to enhance her/his ability to conduct independent research projects on the subject. By the end of the course, the student is expected to acquire a solid understanding of the basics of comparative politics research. The course also provides the student with the opportunity to develop practical skills to evaluate research papers, compile and communicate to others independent academic argument, give presentations and write review essays.    

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate that s/he has acquired;


1. basic concepts, theories, and methodologies of comparative politics 
2. practical skills to evaluate research papers, compile and communicate to others independent academic argument, give presentations and write review essays

Textbooks The list of readings will be distributed in the first class.
Course Materials/Supplementaries The list of readings will be distributed in the first class.
Assessment

1. Assignment 1 (20%)

2. Assignment 2(20%)

3. Review essay (60%)

Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for this course.  
Instructions for Out-of-Class Study

1. Read the assigned readings before class.

2. Download the lecture slides from NUCT and review the lecture. 

Responding to Student Questions

1. After class.

2. Make an appointment via email.  

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Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page
1 Introduction
  1. Course Introduction 
  2. Lecture: What Is Comparative Politics and How Is It Relevant? 
The course outline distributed in the first class includes a list of readings. Read the assigned materials for the week before class.    
2 Comparative Electoral Politics 
  1. Lecture: Electoral Politics and Representative Democracy
  2. Analysis: Electoral systems, voter turnout and participation: comparative views
Read the assigned materials for the week before class. 
3 Comparative Electoral Politics 
  1. Lecture: Diverse Representation and the Politics of Electoral Systems Design
  2. Analysis: Women's representation worldwide and gender-balanced parliaments
Read the assigned materials for the week before class. 
4 Comparative Electoral Politics 
  1. Lecture: electoral systems design, youth turnout, and intergenerational solidary
  2. Analysis: Representation and youth political participation
Read the assigned materials for the week before class. 
5 Comparative Methods
  1. Lecture: Introduction to the Methodological Issues 
  2. Lecture: Qualitative Analysis 
Read the assigned materials for the week before class. 
6 Comparative Methods
  1. Lecturer: Quantitative analysis 
  2. Lecture: Research design 
Read the assigned materials for the week before class. 
7 New Institutionalisms & Student Presentations
  1. New Institutionalisms 
  2. Student Presentations 
Read the assigned materials for the week before class. 

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https://canvas.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp/enroll/NC8G3J

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