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  1. Assessment 1: Bibliography exercise 14 items
    Construct a bibliography from the list of sources below. Your bibliography should conform precisely to the criteria set out in the SPAIS Study Guide.
    1. Energy security under Obama: Some hope, but not much change - Jonna Nyman

      Chapter 

    2. Presidential Authority in a Separated System of Governance - Andrew Rudalevige

      Chapter 

  2. Week 2: What is Politics? 30 items
    Seminar readings. Please bring the readings, pen and paper to class
    1. Essential reading 2 items
    2. Recommended reading 3 items
      1. Politics: a very short introduction - Kenneth R. Minogue 2000, c1995

        Book Recommended

      2. Politics: the basics - Stephen D. Tansey, Nigel A. Jackson 2008

        Book Recommended

    3. Week 3: Approaches to political analysis 14 items
      Seminar readings. Please bring readings to class
      1. Essential reading 4 items
        1. Chapter 1 - The Discipline of Politics - Peter Burnham, Karin Gilland-Lutz, Wyn Grant, Zig Layton-Henry

          Chapter Essential

      2. Discussion questions 1 item
        1. 1. What are the dominant approaches to political analysis?

          2. What are the key features of each approach?

          3. What is plagiarism? Why is it regarded as a serious academic offence?

          4. How can you avoid committing plagiarism during your time at University?

           

      3. Recommended reading 9 items
        1. The Development of political science: a comparative survey - David Easton, John G. Gunnel, Luigi Graziano 1991

          Book Recommended

        2. Chapter 1 - Analytical Perspectives, Analytical Controversies - Colin Hay

          Chapter Recommended

        3. Politics: a very short introduction - Kenneth R. Minogue 2000, c1995

          Book 

    4. Week 4: Political analysis: science or critique? 6 items
      Please bring readings to class
      1. Essential reading 5 items
      2. Discussion questions 1 item
        1. 1. Do you think war is inevitable? Do you think that women are more likely to vote for left-wing candidates? Do you think the political world is characterised by a 'clash of civilizations'?

          2. How do you know these things?

          3. Is it possible to establish them scientifically? Is political sciencescience?

          4. What do you think are the key components of the political world?

          5. What do you think exists? Can you draw a map of the political world? How do you know what is in there?

          6. Do you think you are a positivist, critical/scientific realist or interpretivist? Can you give reasons for your answer?

          7. Do you think your position may change? Can you see what the position you adopted enables you to do? Can you see what it misses or its limitations?

    5. Recommended reading 5 items
      1. Explaining and understanding international relations - Martin Hollis, Steve Smith 1990

        Book Recommended

      2. 'Perestroika and its Other' - Susan H. Rudolph

        Chapter Recommended

  3. Week 5: Research methods in politics 28 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
      1. Minority Governments and Pledge Fulfilment: Evidence from Portugal - Catherine Moury, Jorge M. Fernandes 2016-5-2

        Article Essential

      2. Do the media set the parliamentary agenda? A comparative study in seven countries - Rens Vliegenthart, Stefaan Walgrave, Frank R. Baumgartner, Shaun Bevan 05/2016

        Article Essential

    2. Discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1. Can you identify theory in these articles?

        2. What purpose has it been used for, what is the theory 'doing'?

        3. What difference has the theory made to what is being studied?

        4. What is the ontological, epistemological and methodological basis and approach of these articles?

        5. Which study do you find most convincing? Which do you think has a stronger claim to knowledge? Which provides the most robust explanation? Why?

    3. Recommended reading 7 items
      1. Research methods in politics - Peter Burnham, Karin Gilland Lutz, Wyn Grant, Zig Layton-Henry 2008

        Book Recommended

      2. The Oxford handbook of political methodology - Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady, David Collier 2008, 2010

        Book Recommended

      3. Designing social inquiry: scientific inference in qualitative research - Gary King, Robert O. Keohane, Sidney Verba, dawsonera 1994

        Book Recommended

      4. Theory and methods in political science - David Marsh, Gerry Stoker 2002

        Book Recommended

      5. Ways of knowing: competing methodologies in social and political research - Jonathon Wayne Moses, Torbjørn L. Knutsen 2012

        Book Recommended

    4. Further reading 17 items
      The following is a list of recent studies which you could also use to explore and examine different approaches to method and methodology
  4. Week 7: Gender, race, class, sexuality in political analysis 36 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
    2. Discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1. What does it mean to treat 'gender' as an analytical lens? How can we use gender analytically to understand politics, whether 'domestic' or 'international'?

        2. Is gender about women?

        3. What is intersectionality? What does it mean to say that gender, race, class, sexuality, and so on should be analysed intersectionally?

        4. Are all 'gendered' analyses necessarily feminist? What is the relationship between feminist and gendered analyses?

    3. Recommended reading 32 items
      1. Sexual violence as a weapon of war?: perceptions, prescriptions, problems in the Congo and beyond - Maria Eriksson Baaz, Maria Stern 2013

        Book Recommended

      2. Masculinities - Raewyn Connell 2005

        Book Recommended

      3. Men and development: politicizing masculinities - Andrea Cornwall, Jerker Edström, Alan Greig 2011

        Book Recommended

      4. The curious feminist: searching for women in a new age of empire - Cynthia H. Enloe c2004

        Book Recommended

      5. Seriously!: investigating crashes and crises as if women mattered - Cynthia H. Enloe 2013

        Book Recommended

      6. Gendering Global Finance - Penny Griffin 04/2013

        Article Recommended

      7. Making Sense of Masculinity and War - Kimberly Hutchings 06/2008

        Article Recommended

      8. Modern slavery: the margins of freedom - Julia O'Connell Davidson 2015

        Book Recommended

      9. Postcolonial Studies: Vol 19, No 4

        Journal Recommended Special Issue

      10. The Gender of News and News of Gender - Karen Ross, Elizabeth Evans, Lisa Harrison, Mary Shears 01/2013

        Article Recommended

      11. Gender matters in global politics: a feminist introduction to international relations - Laura J. Shepherd 2010

        Book Recommended

  5. Week 8: Ideology and political analysis 12 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
      1. Ideology: a very short introduction - Michael Freeden, dawsonera 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Please read complete book

    2. Discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1. How are ideas made systematic?

        2. What makes an ideology?

        3. Are fact and truth always ideological?

    3. Recommended reading 8 items
      1. Political ideology today - Ian Adams 2001

        Book Recommended

      2. Ideals and ideologies: a reader 2017

        Book Recommended

      3. Political ideologies: their origins and impact - Leon P. Baradat c2000

        Book Recommended

      4. Political ideologies: an introduction 2014

        Book Recommended

      5. Using political ideas - Barbara Goodwin c2007

        Book Recommended

      6. Ideology - David McLellan 1995

        Book Recommended

      7. Modern political ideologies - Andrew Vincent, dawsonera 2010

        Book Recommended

  6. Week 9: Institutions and political analysis 28 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
      1. Elaborating the New Institutionalism - James G March, Johan P Olsen

        Chapter Essential

    2. Discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1. What is an institution?

        2. What role do institutions play in politics?

        3. How has the study of institutions shaped the study of politics?

        4. What is the contribution of new institutionalism to our understanding of political institutions?

        5. What are the main institutions in the EU's Economic and Monetary Union?

        6. How suitable is the EMU's institutional design to achieve its objectives? Why?

        7. What is 'displacement', 'layering', 'drift' and 'conversion'?

        8. How does historical institutionalism explain the EU's institutional solutions to the economic crisis in the Euro area?

        9. How might other new institutionalisms explain the EU's institutional solutions to the economic crisis in the Euro area?

    3. Recommended reading 24 items
      1. Political Science and the Three New Institutionalisms - Peter A. Hall, Rosemary C. R. Taylor 12/1996

        Article Recommended

      2. Structure, Agency and Historical Institutionalism - Colin Hay, Daniel Wincott 12/1998

        Article Recommended

      3. Economic and Monetary Union - S Hix, B Hoyland

        Chapter Recommended

      4. International politics and institutions in time - Oxford Scholarship Online (Online service) 2017

        Book Recommended

      5. Why institutions matter: the new institutionalism in political science - Vivien Lowndes, Mark Roberts 2013

        Book Recommended

      6. Institutional theory in political science: the new institutionalism - B. Guy Peters 2012

        Book Recommended Particularly chapters 1 and 10

      7. The Path to European Integration - PAUL PIERSON 04/1996

        Article Recommended

      8. The Oxford handbook of political institutions - R. A. W. Rhodes, Sarah A. Binder, Bert A. Rockman 2008

        Book Recommended

      9. The institutionalization of Europe - Alec Stone Sweet, Wayne Sandholtz, Neil Fligstein 2001

        Book Recommended Particularly Chapters 1 and 11

      10. Veto players: how political institutions work - George Tsebelis 2002

        Book Recommended

  7. Week 10: Power and International Politics 18 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
    2. Discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1. Is all international politics ultimately about power?

        2. Is military force the final arbiter of power in international politics?

        3. Can power be meaningfully exercised 'from the margins'?

    3. Recommended reading 14 items
      1. Power in International Politics - Michael Barnett, Raymond Duvall 2005-1

        Article Recommended

      2. Military Power and Political Influence - Lawrence Freedman 10/1998

        Article Recommended

      3. Essential readings in world politics 2014

        Book Recommended For an abridged introduction to Morgenthau (pp. 32-6), Mearsheimer (pp. 37-56) and Wendt (pp. 73-97)

      4. Politics among nations: the struggle for power and peace - Hans J. Morgenthau, Kenneth W. Thompson, W. David Clinton 2006

        Book Recommended

      5. Soft Power - Joseph S. Nye 23/1990

        Article Recommended

      6. Gender in political theory - Judith Squires 2000

        Book Recommended

      7. The Cod Wars: a re-analysis - Sverrir Steinsson 02/04/2016

        Article Recommended

      8. Europe Undivided - Milada Anna Vachudova 17/02/2005

        Book Recommended

  8. Week 11: Behaviour and Political Analysis 9 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
    2. Discussion questions 1 item
      1. 1. What do you consider to be the strengths of Straus' approach to the study of genocide?

        2. What weaknesses might there be with his project? Does he neglect some factors?

        3. Can Straus explain why Hutu men took part in some acts?

        4. What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of behaviouralism more generally? Why did it become so dominant?

    3. Recommended reading 5 items
      1. Political analysis - Colin Hay 2002

        Book Recommended See also pp. 10-11 and pp.42-45

      2. Designing social inquiry: scientific inference in qualitative research - Gary King, Robert O. Keohane, Sidney Verba, dawsonera 1994

        Book Recommended On the problems connected to the dependent variable

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