Not available in 2022/23
Advanced Topics in Government: Executive Politics
This information is for the 2022/23 session.
Prof Martin Lodge
This course is available on the BSc in International Social and Public Policy with Politics, BSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, BSc in Politics, BSc in Politics and Economics, BSc in Politics and History, BSc in Politics and International Relations, BSc in Politics and Philosophy and BSc in Social Policy with Government. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. This course is not available to General Course students.
This course is capped at one group.
GV101 or GV100 or equivalent
This course offers an advanced consideration of select key themes in the study of executive politics. It focuses on the changing conditions in which politics takes place (demographic change, sovereign debt crisis, environmental change and societal values) and considers how these changes impact on national executives.
This course will be delivered through a combination of seminar-style sessions, amounting to a minimum of 30 hours across the Michaelmas and Lent terms. This year, some or all of this teaching will be delivered through a combination of on-campus and online seminars. This course includes a reading week in week 6 of both terms.
Two formative essays (2500 words) and project proposal for assessed essay component.
Hood, C (2011) The Blame Game, Carpenter, D (2010) Reputation and Power, Lewis, DE (2009) The Politics of Presidential Appointments, Lodge, M and Wegrich, K (2012/eds) Executive Politics in Times of Crisis.
Exam (50%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Essay (50%, 2500 words).
Total students 2021/22: 12
Average class size 2021/22: 12
Capped 2021/22: Yes (15)
Value: One Unit
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