POLSCI 688 - Selected Topics in Political Science
Section: 003 Comparative Historical Analysis
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This graduate seminar critically considers the theoretical impact and methodological rigor of Comparative Historical Analysis (CHA) in political science. Studies in this tradition employ a variety of research approaches, address a wide array of topics, and explore every imaginable region of the world. Yet its practitioners are “united by a commitment to offering historically grounded explanations of large-scale and substantively important outcomes.” In the seminar’s opening weeks, we situate CHA in wider methodological and disciplinary contexts, and consider whether and how historically specific arguments might advance the quest for causal generalization in the social sciences. In subsequent weeks, we pair up readings on specific methodological themes with substantive CHA works on what we might broadly term “political development.” Specifically, we will be examining CHA research on topics such as state-building, nationalism, democratization, religion, revolutions, and colonial legacies, among others. Each student must turn in a final written project, which can take one of two forms: a research proposal outlining a future or ongoing student project incorporating CHA methods; or an analytic review of an ongoing substantive debate in the CHA literature.

POLSCI 688 - Selected Topics in Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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24592
Open
11
11Graduate Standing
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M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
23787
Open
11
11Graduate Standing
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M 1:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (SEM)
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25770
Open
1
3Graduate Standing
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
33284
Open
7
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This course will be titled "Political Psychology".
005 (SEM)
P
27883
Open
13
15Graduate Standing
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
33506
Open
12
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Note: This course will be titled "Critique and Critical Theory from Kant to Foucault".
007 (SEM)
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28854
Open
9
11Graduate Standing
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
32031
Open
13
13Graduate Standing
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Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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