Checking date: 06/07/2020

Course: 2022/2023

Political Analysis I
Study: Dual Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology (247)

Coordinating teacher: SIMON COSANO, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Introduction to Politics
On having finished the course, students should be competent to: - analyze basically the current political systems dynamics - identify the political actors involved in different political processes - recognize the main political behaviour and cultural issues - understand the basics of public policy analysis
Description of contents: programme
1. Political culture and political socialization 2. The actors of political system 3. Political and electoral behaviour 4. Politics and Public Policies 5. International and global political dynamics
Learning activities and methodology
Teaching time is distributed according to the following training activities: - Lectures. It includes case studies that illustrate lectures. - Written exercises on basic reading program and presentations by student teams - Other training: specific work on a film; book test; newspaper seminar; structured discussions, etc..
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • CARAMANI, D., ed.. Comparative Politics. Oxford University Press. 2017.
  • CLARK, W, GOLDER, M.; GOLDER, S.. Principles of Compartive Politics. Sage, 3rd. ed.. 2017.
  • COLOMER, J.M.. Science of Politics. Oxford University Press. 2010.
  • GARNER, R.; FERDINAND, P.; LAWSON, S.. Introduction to Politics. Oxford University Press. 2016.
  • ROSKIN, M.G. et al.. Political Science. An introduction.. Pearson, 14th. ed.. 2017.
Additional Bibliography
  • DAHL, R.A.. On Democracy. Yale University Press. 2002.
  • DAHL, R.A.. Modern Political Analysis. Prentice Hall, 7th ed.. 1991.
  • GOODIN, R.E., ed.. The Oxford Handbook of Political Science. Oxford University Press. 2009.
  • HAGUE, R.; HARROP, M.. Comparative Government and Politics. An Introduction. Palgrave MacMillan, 9th ed.. 2013.
  • LIJPHART, A.. Patterns of democracy: government forms and performance in thirty-six countries. . Yale University Press. 2012.
  • RANNEY, A.. Governing: An Introduction to Political Science. Prentice Hall, 7th. ed.. 1996.
  • SHIVELY, W.. Power and Choice: An Introduction to Political Science. McGraw Hill, 13th ed.. 2012.
  • STOKER, G.. Why Politics Matter. Palgrave. 2006.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.