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During this course, students learn
* to distinguish different types of electoral systems and describe their key features
* to use different datasets on the prevalence and consequences of electoral systems
* to develop an own research question regarding consequences of electoral systems
* to choose empirical data for answering this question and conduct a basic analysis of the data
* to communicate the results in form of a short research paper
Types of electoral systems. Electoral system effects on: vote-seat-proportionality, the party system, descriptive representation, policy congruence, personal vote-seeking, intra-party politics and selected policy outcomes.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Having taken an introductory course to Comparative Politics/Institutions before would be helpful, but this is not a strict requirement.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Written review of a randomly chosen coursemate's proposal||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Written paper proposal||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Description of an electoral system||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Project: Research paper with empirical component||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Not yet recorded.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Thurs 12:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Tues 10:00 - 10:50|