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  PWM-VP-HS3: Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft III: "Institutional Design and Institutional Change in Western Democracies " (in English) (Di, 12-14)

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sieberer

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Zeit: Di 12:00 - 14:00

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches
The seminar will most likely be taught in a synchronous online format with weekly Zoom meetings; details will be announced via the Virtual Campus (VC)

BA or equivalent qualification in Political Science. A basic understanding of positive political theory is recommended.

Start Date: 13 April 2021

Registration in FlexNow!: 25 March 2021 until 08 April 2021 Deregistration in FlexNow!: 25 March 2021 until 23 April 2021

Assessment/Erwerb eines Leistungsnachweises:
Evaluation will be a combination of a term paper (70%) and an oral participation (30%). The entire class, including written work and oral presentations, will be conducted in English.

ECTS credits: 8

Over the last two decades, a broad new institutionalist literature in comparative politics and political economy has demonstrated that political institutions critically affect political behavior, political processes, and policy outputs. Most studies conceptualize institutions as stable and exogenous constraints on actor behavior, i.e. as independent variables explaining behavior and outputs. More recently, however, scholars have turned increased attention to the question of how institutions are designed and changed, i.e. treat institutions as a dependent variable. This seminar covers this literature in order to understand why political institutions change over time. Theoretically, we discuss rational choice institutionalism and historical institutionalism as alternative but often complementary perspectives. The main emphasis is on rationalist theories of institutional design and change. This perspective conceptualizes changes in institutional rules as a strategy of political actors to achieve their substantive interests in political competition. Empirically, the seminar covers changes in core institutions such as the electoral system, the organization of parliaments and the executive branch, federalism, direct democracy, and the role of constitutional courts with a geographic focus on European democracies.

Empfohlene Literatur
A detailed list of readings will be distributed in the initial session. The following literature provides a first introduction to core themes of the seminar: Shepsle, Kenneth A. 2006. "Old Questions and New Answers about Institutions. The Riker Objection Revisited." in: Barry Weingast/Donald Wittman (Hg.). The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 1031-1049. [institutional change from the view of rational choice institutionalism] Pierson, Paul. 2004. Politics in Time. History, Institutions, and Social Analysis. Princeton: Princeton University Press, esp. Ch. 4+5. [institutional change from the view of historical institutionalism] Benoit, Kenneth. 2007. "Electoral Laws as Political Consequences. Explaining the Origins and Change of Electoral Institutions." Annual Review of Political Science 10: 363-390. [overview of approaches to studying institutional change with regard to a specific set of institutions]

Englischsprachige Informationen:
PWM-VP-HS3: Master's Seminar Comparative Politics III: Institutional Design and Institutional Change in Western Democracies

Credits: 8

Zusätzliche Informationen
Erwartete Teilnehmerzahl: 15

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