* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The course has three main objectives. First, it aims at introducing course participants to theoretical categories and analytical instruments for comparative research of political systems. The student shall acquire knowledge about different types of democratic political systems, their institutional design and transformation. Second, course participants shall acquire information about main concepts in comparative study of political systems, such as political system, government, autocratic and democratic political regimes, defective and embedded democracy, regime transition, consolidation of democracy, presidential and parliamentary systems, majoritarian and consensus democracies. Third, paradigmatic cases of political systems (United Kingdom, USA, France) and types of regimes and regime transformations are presented. Course participants shall acquire information about historical conditions of emergence, performance and transformation of different political systems and regimes.
Basic knowledge of main theories and concepts of political science and, more specifically, comparative politics is preferable for course enrolment.
University graduate programme of Journalism