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)
P
24592
Open
7
7Graduate Standing
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M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
23787
Open
10
10Graduate Standing
-
M 1:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
25770
Closed
0
6Graduate Standing
1
Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
33284
Open
5
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This course will be titled "Political Psychology".
005 (SEM)
P
27883
Open
12
14Graduate Standing
-
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
33506
Open
6
 
-
Tu 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Note: This course will be titled "Critique and Critical Theory from Kant to Foucault".
007 (SEM)
P
28854
Open
11
13Graduate Standing
-
W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 9780521816106
Comparative historical analysis in the social sciences, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2009
Required
ISBN: 9781107110021
Advances in comparative-historical analysis, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2016
Required
ISBN: 9780520280816
A social revolution : politics and the welfare state in Iran, Author: Harris, Kevan, 1978-
Required
ISBN: 9781316585405
Social Policy Expansion in Latin America., Author: Garay, Candelaria., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2017
Required
ISBN: 9780801887550
Defending democracy : reactions to extremism in interwar Europe, Author: Capoccia, Giovanni, 1967-, Publisher: John Hopkins University Press 2007
Required
ISBN: 9780521172998
CONSERVATIVE PARTIES AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE., Author: ZIBLATT, DANIEL., Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS 2017
Required
ISBN: 9780691172330
Aftershocks : great powers and domestic reforms in the Twentieth Century, Author: Gunitsky, Seva.
Required
ISBN: 9781316505311
Dictators and their secret police : coercive institutions and state violence, Author: Greitens, Sheena Chestnut., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2016
Required
ISBN: 9781107045040
Authoritarian Origins of Democratic Party Systems in Africa, Author: Riedl, Rachel Beatty., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2014
Required
ISBN: 9781107640757
Imperial rule and the politics of nationalism : anti-colonial protest in the French empire, Author: Lawrence, Adria., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2013
Required
ISBN: 9781316417645
Meaningful Resistance., Author: Simmons, Erica S., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2017
Required
ISBN: 9781107070059
How solidaridarity works for welfare. Subnationalism and social development in India., Author: Singh, Prerna., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2015
Required
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