課程資訊
課程名稱
歐洲政治導論
Introduction to European Politics 
開課學期
105-2 
授課對象
社會科學院  政治學系  
授課教師
魏德榮 
課號
PS4628 
課程識別碼
302E52800 
班次
 
學分
2.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期二6,7(13:20~15:10) 
上課地點
社科503 
備註
本課程以英語授課。
總人數上限:50人
外系人數限制:20人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1052PS4628_ 
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課程概述

This course will give students a broad understanding of European politics. The course is organized thematically, covering issues such as federalism and devolution, the executive and legislature, political parties, elections and voting systems, the media, civil society, and race and ethnicity. Particular attention will be paid to the comparative study of different European countries across these issue areas. The final two weeks of the course will be devoted to class debates on some of the major contemporary issues in European politics, with topics for debate to be agreed between the instructor and students (possible topics may include immigration, the Greece crisis, Brexit, the rise of the far right, other topics may be suggested by the instructor or students). 

課程目標
By the end of the course, students will have:

(1) A broad understanding of European politics
(2) An awareness and ability to discuss some of the major contemporary issues facing Europe;
(3) An understanding of the use of the comparative method for the study of European politics;
(4) The ability to read academic texts in English;
(5) Oral and written communication skills in the English language.
 
課程要求
The final grade will be determined as follows:
10% attendance and class participation
20% class tests (up to 3 per semester, date to be notified one week in advance)
30% class debate (including presentation and participation in the debate)
40% final exam


Students are expected to arrive for class on time and actively participate in class discussion. The use of mobile phones in class is not permitted.

 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
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參考書目
一、 指定閱讀(請詳述每週指定閱讀)
二、 延伸閱讀(請詳述每週延伸閱讀)


Almond, Gabriel A., G. Bingham Powell Jr, Russell J. Dalton, and Kaare Strom. European Politics Today. New York: Pearson, 2009.

Bale, Tim. 2005. European Politics: A Comparative Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lijphart, Arend. 2012. Patterns of Democracy: Government forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries. 2nd ed. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Magone, José M. 2011. Contemporary European Politics: A Comparative Introduction. New York: Routledge.




 
指定閱讀
Week 1 (21 February): Welcome


Week 2 (28 February): 228 Holiday


Week 3 (7 March): Overview of European Politics (1)
* Bale ch. 1
Almond et al. ch. 1

Week 4 (14 March): Overview of European Politics (2)
* Foa, Roberto Stefan, and Yascha Mounk. “The Signs of Deconsolidation.” Journal of Democracy 28, no. 1 (2017): 5–16.
Inglehart, Ronald. “The Danger of Deconsolidation: How Much Should We Worry?” Journal of Democracy 27, no. 3 (2017): 18–23.
Foa, Roberto Stefan, and Yascha Mounk. “The Signs of Deconsolidation.” Journal of Democracy 28, no. 1 (2017): 5–16.


Week 5 (21 March): The End of the Nation State?
*Bale ch. 2

Week 6 (28 March): Executive
* Bale ch. 3
Elgie, Robert. 2009. “Duverger, Semi-Presidentialism and the Supposed French Archetype.” West European Politics 32 (2): 248–67.

Week 7 (4 April): Tomb Sweeping Festival



Week 8 (11 April): Parliament
* Bale ch. 4
Lijphart ch. 11

Week 9 (18 April): Political Parties
* Bale ch. 5
Magone ch. 10

Week 10 (25 April): Elections and Voting Systems
* Bale ch. 6
Magone ch. 11

Week 11 (2 May): The Media
* Bale ch. 7

Week 12 (9 May): Civil Society and Organized Interests
* Bale ch. 8
Magone ch. 12

Week 13 (16 May): Left-Right Cleavages
* Bale ch. 9

Week 14 (23 May): Race and Ethnicity
* Bale ch. 10

Week 15 (30 May): Dragon Boat Festival

Week 16 (7 June): Debating the Issues (1)
Class debates on some of the main contemporary issues in European politics:
e.g. Immigration, the Greece crisis, Brexit, the rise of the far right

Week 17 (14 June): Debating the Issues (2)

Week 18 (21 June): Final Exam
 
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