Academic Courses

Elective course; Security Specialisation / Concentration
Instructor: Judith Aldridge (George Soros Visiting Chair)
Credits: 2.0
ONLY for 2nd-year MPA students registered in 2016/17!  Mentor: Dr Bernhard Knoll-Tudor, Adjunct ProfessorSemester/term, year: Spring term 2017 – Winter term 2018Course level (MA, PhD): MA# of credits: 4 CEU credits (to accrue in winter term 2018)Course e-learning site: http://ceulearning.ceu.hu/ Office hours: to be...
Instructor: Bernhard Knoll-Tudor
Credits: 4.0
The course starts off with an in-depth-look at current orthodoxy in International Relations (IR) theorising before charting divergent lines of flight away from orthodoxy to heterodoxy. The scene setter of the course is thus a thorough engagement with the main proponents of the two dominant Western strands of thinking...
Instructor: Michael Merlingen
Credits: 4.0
Mandatory for 1st year MPA studentsThe aim of this course is to help you develop as a writer within the English speaking academic community by raising awareness of, practicing, and reflecting upon the conventions of written texts. In addition to addressing issues related to academic writing, the course will also focus...
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for all One-year MAPP and Mundus MAPP students. The course will continue in the Winter term.The aim of this course is to help you develop as a writer within the English speaking academic community by raising awareness of, practicing, and reflecting upon the conventions of written texts. In addition to...
Credits: 0.0
Elective courseThis course provides an opportunity to consider some of the more challenging issues related to human rights law and practice as it is currently applied and experienced around the world. Each week, the class will examine a specific human rights issue. The selection of final topics for the course will be...
Instructor: Kirsten Roberts Lyer
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseThe course focuses on statistical inference for strategic decision-making across a wide range of contexts, especially with respect to Big Data. Technical aspects of the course will focus on computational approaches and real-world challenges. At times we will be joined by project managers from NGOs and...
Instructor: Alexis Diamond
Credits: 2.0
This course aims to introduce the students to social science discourse analysis, i.e. to a family of approaches that emphasise the constructed nature of politics and the importance of struggles over interpretive and definitory hegemony for political processes and for the definition of political “realities”. The course...
Instructor: Lea Sgier
Credits: 2.0
advanced topics course (methods) The seemingly unrelated statistical topics listed in the course title do share one common characteristic. They all can be formulated as missing data problems. When we think of missing data, we think of that person who did not answer that survey questions. For this reason we have to...
Instructor: Levente Littvay
Credits: 4.0
The course is designed to provide scholars with a basic understanding of multilevel (a.k.a. hierarchical or mixed) models. Upon completion the students will have a basic conceptual understanding of multilevel modeling and its statistical foundations. Students will be able to critically assess the appropriateness of...
Instructor: Levente Littvay
Credits: 2.0
The course is designed to provide scholars with a basic understanding of structural equation modeling (SEM). Special attention is given to the translation of theoretical expectations into SEM, the interpretation of results in SEM analyses and the general use and misuse of SEM in the social sciences. While the course...
Instructor: Levente Littvay
Credits: 2.0
States claim to have authority to govern within their jurisdiction. Authority is generally understood as entailing a right to be obeyed correlative with a moral obligation incumbent on the subjects of authority to obey (provided that certain conditions obtain). The obligation to obey is said to be general (although...
Instructor: Janos Kis
Credits: 4.0
Much of the data in political science (and the social sciences, in general) are categorical/nominal and overlooking this feature often leads to the application of inappropriate methods of analysis. While categorical data make it possible to reveal more complex association structures than those that may be discovered...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for Year 1 MPA StudentsMandatory/Elective for all One-year MA and Mundus MAPP students ( Students must complete this or the Internship)This class will teach the skills needed for the second-year Applied Policy Projects (APP) by working on an abbreviated APP in the classroom. The class project will be “live...
Instructor: Marko Godart Prelec
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseThis class provides an intuitive and practical introduction to applied econometrics – the practice of analyzing quantitative data with statistical methods. The primary objective is to equip students with the quantitative techniques that are essential to “evidence-based policy-making” and necessary for...
Instructor: Michael Dorsch
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseThis course takes a hands-on approach to applied statistics, aiming at giving students the capacity to be intelligent and critical consumers and producers of regression analysis which is so widely used in the world of research and evidence-based policy making.The first part of this course (Fall 2016)...
Instructor: Zbigniew Truchlewski
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseThis sequence of classes provides an intuitive and practical introduction to applied econometrics – the practice of analyzing quantitative data with statistical methods. The primary objective is to equip students with the quantitative techniques that are essential to “evidence-based policy-making” and...
Instructor: Michael Dorsch
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Higher Education Policy Specialization/ConcentrationTwo-term course, the 4 credits are earned at the end of the Winter term.This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the history, characteristics, or impact of a higher education policy or program in an applied learning setting. ...
Instructor: Kata Orosz
Credits: 4.0
Why did the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s Armed Forces) allow transition from direct military to civilian rule in 2011? Will North Korea’s regime ever collapse and if so what would change look like? What caused Russia’s de-democratization? What explains the roll-back (democratic backsliding)? How important are economic and non-...
Instructor: Matteo Fumagalli
Credits: 2.0
Why did the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s Armed Forces) allow transition from direct military to civilian rule in 2011? Will North Korea’s regime collapse and if so what would change look like? What caused Russia’s de-democratization?  How important are economic and non-economic factors in sustaining authoritarian rule? Do...
Instructor: Matteo Fumagalli
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Media and Communications Specialization/ConcentrationFor years, the global journalism crisis has been viewed by scholars and policy experts as one problem among many – a troubling defect in the media system that may one day lead to problems for democracy but could be addressed in due time. Not any...
Instructor: Dean Starkman
Credits: 2.0
This course will provide an introduction to practical methods for making inferences from data using probabilistic models for observed and missing data.  This approach is an alternative to frequentist statistics, the presently dominant inference technique in sciences, and it supports a common-sense interpretation of...
Instructor: József Fiser
Credits: 2.0
Instructor: Bernie Grofman
Credits: 2.0
This short course is intended to provide an introduction to empirical models of Public Choice and political economy.  Because this is such a huge topic (see esp. Dennis Mueller, Public Choice, 3rd edition.  Cambridge University, 2002) we will focus on spatial models of politics. While there is a tradition of studying...
Instructor: Bernard Grofman
Credits: 2.0
Elective course; Media Specialisation/Concentration
Instructor: Marius Dragomir
Credits: 2.0

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