Political Studies - 1st semester

Objectives

To understand and debate the main topics of contemporary comparative politics.

General characterization

Code

722071096

Credits

10

Responsible teacher

David Mourão Ferreira Castaño

Hours

Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

None.

Bibliography

Richard Sandbrook et al., Social Democracy in the Global Periphery. Origins, Challenges, Prospects, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 1-92, 147-174
José Casanova, Public Religions in the modern world, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1994, pp. 1-91, 211-234.
Jürgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere, Cambridge, Polity Press, 1989 (1962), pp. 1-141
Ashutosh Varshney, Ethnic conflict and civic life. Hindus and Muslims in India, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2002, pp. 1-111, 281-300.
Lawrence Jacobs et al., eds., Inequality and American Democracy, New York, Russell Sage Foundation, 2005, pp. 1-87

Teaching method

Presentation and discussion of the literature in class

Evaluation method

Final Essay: 60%
Participation in Class: 20%
Presentation in Class: 20%

Subject matter

1.Protest and non-democratic regimes
2.Revolutions, 1945-1990s
3.Revolutions: Portugal
4.Social-Democracy in the developing world
5.Religion and modernity
6.Public sphere, liberalism and democracy
7.Civil society and Violence
8.Inequality and Democracy

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