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Outlines linked from this page were written for PSC 302 by residential students at HC.
Pages for AUM's Master of International Relations at Maxwell AFB.
Summer '05 Course, POLS6350, Area Studies: Western Europe.
Section 1322 (3), Wednesday evenings, Summer 2005.
Index | Chapter Questions | Question Bank | Syllabus | Timetable | more
Revised 8 July '05 with link by Jeremy Lewis .

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Sweden

Greece

Spain

Germany
Some flags link to the weekly topic.  Some readings link to previous students' outlines.
Note that video documentary clips will be inserted only where time and equipment permits.
Asterisks beside Session numbers indicate study group sessions.
Reading
(workbook)
PSC 302 Comparative Government: Topic
(students' outlines)
Speakers
Session 1
W 1 June
Introductions
Explanation of syllabus and timetable
Explanation of requirements & study group
Approaches to Comparative Politics [Lecture]
Regional, National, Global and Cultural.
Formal and informal; national and supranational institutions.
Nation states and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Statics and Dynamics; Measurement.

Dr. L.

Hauss
Outline of Chapter, from Comparative Government.:
3: "The Industrialized Democracies." (2003)
Session 2 Comparing Institutions
W 8 June Steiner author's introduction.
Steiner 1 Parties Michelle
Marianna
Steiner 2 Parliamentary Election Systems Brian
Kenny
videos House of Commons: Prime Minister's Question Time. Mrs. Thatcher, Mr. Major, Mr. Blair.
Steiner 3 Cabinet Formation & Heads of State  Adrienne
Steiner 4 Courts & Constitutional Judicial Review Patricia
Steiner 5 Federalism & Referendum;  Gary
Comparing Advanced Nation States: A Beginning
Session 3
W 15 June
Wilson, Part II BRITAIN
(Origins of much US political culture and institutions) | 
MAPS: Low-res | Hi-res | Transport: Low-res | Hi | Roman Brit
Curtis v.1
[Table]
James I on the divine right of kings.
Hobbes
Locke
Burke
documentary
video excerpts
John Major interview.
Bomb Squad.  (Terrorism versus the State).
Elizabeth R; 
Royal Family
audiotape /CD
article NEW
Churchill's Wartime speeches: leadership.
Lewis quoted 8 July '05 in newspaper article about the London bombings.
Session 4 Steiner 6 State and Economic Interest Groups
W 22 June* Comparing Movements & Processes
Study Group Steiner 7 New Social Movements & Churches.
Steiner 8 Decision Process & Policy Outcomes.
Steiner 9 History of the Rise & Fall of Communism
Session 5 Test cumulative essay test, paper supplied, one hour
W 29 June Wilson, Part III
Curtis v.2

documentary
speech

FRANCE
Rousseau
Paine
De Gaulle & Spirit of France. [Notes 2] [Slides]
French Ambassador: French cooperation with US (AWAC, Dec. '04)
Session 6
W 6 July

Curtis v.2
Socialism, Markets, and Nationalism. 
Marx
Lenin
Trotsky
Steiner 10 Democratization and Marketization.
Steiner 11 Nationalism & Ethnicity in Europe
Steiner 12 Power Sharing in Multiethnic Societies
Session 7 Historic Maps Supra-National Institutions and Federalism MAPS
W 13 July Steiner 13 History & Institutions of European Union.
Steiner 14 Policies of European Union.
Steiner 15 What New Order for Europe?
Wilson, Part I p.1-5
Wilson, Part VI
INTRODUCTION: Triumph of Democracy?
A NEW EUROPE
Documentary
Lecture
New Europeans. Two of five part series. [Slides]
The Development of the EU  [PPT, slow] [HTM slides]
Comparing Advanced Nation States: Continued
Session 8 Wilson, Part IV GERMANY
W 20 July*
Study Group

Curtis v.1
German church-state relations: the reformation
Luther
Calvin

Curtis v.2
German notions of leadership: C19th and C20th
Nietzsche
Hitler
Session 9
W 27 July*
Study Group
Wilson, Part V
Curtis v.1
Wilson, Part VII
ITALY
Machiavelli
CONCLUSION: Challenges to Democracy, & Strengths
Session 10
W 3 Aug

 

Castle & Sainsbury

Mediterranean politics as a type.  [Lecture]
(Spain, MAPS (Greece)
Scandinavian politics as a type. [Lecture] [MAPS]
"Scandinavia: the Politics of Stability" article
[Student notes
[Negin Ahmadi, presentation notes.]
W 3 Aug FINAL EXAM
Paper Due:
Comprehensive, in last class session
15-20 pages, proper organization & APSA citation style.