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Comparative Politics : Chosen Themes

Politique comparée : thèmes choisis

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)

Teacher(s): Mounia Bennani-Chraïbi
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2013 -> 2014

No timetable defined.


Autumn semester
4 hours per week
56 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 0


In relation to this theme of comparative political sociology, there are a number of objectives:

1) reinforcement of transversal skills:
- analytical reading of theoretical and methodological studies
- oral expression
- writing skills
- comparative approach

2) acquisition of basic skills in qualitative methodology:
- capacity to understand different means of data collection through observation, interviews and document analysis
- capacity to prepare and carry out data analysis through observation, interviews, and document analysis
- analysis of the data collected through observation, interviews, and document analysis


This seminar's goal is to familiarize students with empirical research on a theme in comparative political sociology: otherness and its relation to politics.


Students will be evaluated on a number of aspects of their work:

I - The discussion of texts will be evaluated individually on the basis of:
1) Active participation during the sessions
2) Text summaries to be posted on Moodle

II- The investigative project is developed as we go along. It is comprised of research stages which will be integrated in the final report.

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