POLd0104 Electoral studies: theory and approaches

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Roman Chytilek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Maxmilián Strmiska, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jakub Šedo, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Roman Chytilek, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Bc. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! POL025 Electoral studies && ! NOW ( POL025 Electoral studies )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 12 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course provides students with topical research topics in the field of electoral studies.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to: - to interpret current research debates in the field electoral studies - perform independent research work in the field electoral studies - work with large election datasets
Syllabus
  • The course consists of: 1. Individual consultations 2. Self-study of the suggested readings and 3. Preparation of seminar tasks. 1st task: essay-position paper in the range of 10 standard pages to a selected issue in the field of elections or electoral systems (assigned by the teacher) 2nd assignment: seminar work in   approx. 25 normostrank-manuscript of the article, filling the gap in knowledge in one of the current issues of electoral studies (assigned by the teacher)
Literature
  • CHYTILEK, Roman. Politický prostor a politická témata. Studie k soutěži politických stran. (Policy Space and Issues: A Study on Party Competition). Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2014. 203 pp. Politologická řada/ svazek 48. ISBN 978-80-7325-357-8. info
  • TAAGEPERA, Rein. Making social sciences more scientific : the need for predictive models. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. xv, 254. ISBN 9780199534661. info
  • TAAGEPERA, Rein. Predicting party sizes : the logic of simple electoral systems. 1st ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. xxi, 314. ISBN 9780199287741. info
  • ŠEDO, Jakub. Volební systémy postkomunistických zemí. 1. vyd. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury (CDK), 2007. 419 s. ISBN 9788073251376. info
Teaching methods
individual consultation with teachers
Assessment methods
essay (25%), article manuscript, submitted for peer review (75%)
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.

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