Methods in Political Sciences 1, continue, 7.5 credits

Statsvetenskaplig metod 1, fortsättning, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Khalid Khayati

Course coordinator

Khalid Khayati

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson


ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2019 201914-201918 Swedish Linköping, Valla
F7KPO Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics (Political science) 4 (Spring 2019) 201914-201918 Swedish Linköping, Valla C

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics

Entry requirements

Completed basic course in Political Science, with at least 22.5 HE credits approved (or the equivalent).

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to

Teaching and working methods

The course includes lectures where the course contents are introduced and developed. The lectures complement the reading list. The seminars constitute a central part of the students' learning processes and provide an opportunity to reflect and, in groups, critically discuss, in order to further the students' approach and skills. The student is expected to be well prepared for the lectures and to have completed the seminar preparations according to the instructions in the course description. The student is expected to assimilate the reading list independently and/or in self-organised reading groups.

Parts that involve examination are compulsory.


The course is examined through an written individual examination and active participation in seminars. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
TEN1 Written Examination 5.5 credits U, G, VG
SEM4 Seminar 4 0.5 credits U, G
SEM3 Seminar 3 0.5 credits U, G
SEM2 Seminar 2 0.5 credits U, G
SEM1 Seminar 1 0.5 credits U, G


Hill, Michael J., Winqvist, Tore, (2007) Policyprocessen 1. uppl. Malmö : Liber, 2007

ISBN: 9789147086429

Landman, Todd, (2008) Issues and methods in comparative politics : an introduction 3. ed. London : Routledge, 2008

ISBN: 9780415412377, 0415412374, 9780415412360, 0415412366

Premfors, Rune, (1989) Policyanalys : kunskap, praktik och etik i offentlig verksamhet Lund : Studentlitteratur, 1989 ;

ISBN: 9144278918

Yin, Robert K., Nilsson, Björn, (2007) Fallstudier : design och genomförande 1. uppl. Malmö : Liber, cop. 2007

ISBN: 9789147086436


Arieff, A., Political transition in Tunisia Current Politics and Economics of Africa 5.2 (2012): 287
Bhardwaj, Maya, Development of Conflict in Arab Spring Libya and Syria: From Revolution to Civil War. Washington University International Review 1.1 (2012): 76-97.
Charles Tilly,, To Explain Political Processes American Journal of Sociology 1995 100 (6), 1594-1610
Hall, Peter A., Systematic process analysis: when and how to use it European Management Review 3 (1): 24-31
Immergut, Ellen M., Institutions, Veto Points, and Policy Results: A Comparative Analysis of Health Care Journal of Public Policy 1990 10 (4), 391-416
Knudsen, Tim & Rothstein, Bo, State building in Scandinavia Comparative Politics 1994 26:2, pp 203-220
Nachi, Mohamed, Transition to democracy in Tunisia: Learning about citizenship in a national and transnational context SOCIAL SCIENCE INFORMATION SUR LES SCIENCES SOCIALES 2016, 55 4, p429-p445, 17p.
Rothstein, B., State Building and Capitalism: The Rise of the Swedish Bureaucracy Scandinavian Political Studies 21:4, pp 287-306
Saleem, Zahabia & Dondaldson, A. John, Pathways to poverty reduction Development Policy Review 2016 34 (5), 671-690
Van de Walle, Steven, Scott, Zoe, The Political Role of Service Delivery in State-Building: Exploring the Relevance of European History for Developing Countries Development Policy Review Jan2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p5-21. 17p.
van Donge, Jan Kees, Henley, David, Lewis, Peter, Tracking Development in South-East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa: The Primacy of Policy Development Policy Review Feb 2012 Supplement, Vol. 30, ps5-s24.


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