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Intro to Comparative Politics Syllabus

Published: May 11, 2020 Contributor:Colin Brown

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This is a syllabus for an in-person, lecture-based introduction to comparative politics. It focuses more on topics than cases (with two weeks devoted to two case studies), and has several components designed to actively help students develop the skills to handle large amounts of reading for later po

Research Proposal Assignment (Undergraduate)

Published: May 11, 2020 Contributor:Colin Brown

Content Type: Teaching Material

This assignment allows undergraduate students to develop a research proposal in a methods course. Students do not need to carry out the research to complete the class, but are encouraged to think about capstone or thesis projects or conference papers. The assignment is scaffolded across several prel

Qualitative Methods/Research Design Syllabus

Published: May 11, 2020 Contributor:Colin Brown

Content Type: Teaching Material

This is a syllabus for a required undergraduate qualitative methods and research design course. The first part of the course builds to a midterm, the middle is framed around a group project based on Amanda Rosen’s “Best Breakfast in Town” (JPSE, 2018), and the final part of the cou

Comparative Politics Coalition Building Simulation (Germany)

Published: Feb 09, 2021 Contributor:Colin Brown

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This exercises simulates the coalition building process after elections in a multiparty democracy (Germany). Students will bargain based on simplified positions in order to form a majority coalition government. It is designed to take 45-60 minutes (including a debriefing). The “character sheet

Information Literacy Exercise - Comparative Democracy

Published: Oct 18, 2021 Contributor:Colin Brown

Content Type: Teaching Material

This information literacy exercise is designed to elaborate on the concept of democratic consolidation and deconsolidation. It uses a set of Washington Post articles from 2016-2017 to start discussion about the state of democracy in Poland. It then requires students to seek out new information from

Political Science Educator, volume 25, issue 2

Published: Feb 17, 2022

Content Type: Blog Article

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