Study of factors that shape transitions from authoritarian to democratic regime, with emphasis on institution building in comparative multiparty regimes
Examination of models of public policy making within an analytical framework. The process of policy formation, policy outputs, and the consequences of public policies.
Study of the politics surrounding topical issues in the Middle East
Seminar on selected works of literature examined in terms of social and political change.
Comparative analysis of political change and economic transformation in modern industrial states with special reference to domestic structures and institutions.
Detailed study of topical issues and problems in European politics.
Examination of changing social structures and the problems of identity and legitimacy in the Middle East. Cultural, ethnic, religious and class division. The legacy of imperialism.
Survey of political forms, tribal groups, patrimonial and feudal systems and the formation of the modern nation-state.
Individual research projects, and/or critical readings
Theoretical controversies and empirical developments in the study of gender and politics.
Thematic study of politics and ideologies in the contemporary Middle East with emphasis on selected countries.