Introduction to Political Science and International Relations

Course Code: 
Elective Courses

Course Description

  1. Politics and Government: clarification of key concepts (government, governance, nation, state, power, legitimacy)
  2. The State and the International System: elaboration on the origins and evolution of the state, state relations with international organizations, role of state in the globalized economic and political system.
  3. Democracy and authoritarianism: direct, representative, liberal democracy, waves of democratization, traditional and new forms of authoritarian governance
  4. Constitutions: content and structure of constitutions, role of the judiciary, international law.
  5. Legislatures: structure and functions
  6. Executives: Presidential, Semi-presidential and Parliamentary systems
  7. International System: overview, historical evolution, key features