This course aims at putting the 2020 U.S. elections in comparative and historic perspective. Students will be introduced to central theories of voting behavior, prominent empirical analyses of U.S. politics as well as important comparative studies. The course will be divided into three parts. The first is focused on acquiring a foundational knowledge of key theories of political behavior like the sociological and spatial models of voting. The second part will make use of that knowledge in order to explain political behavior in the U.S. In this main section, we will analyze the most important developments dominating U.S. politics such as the increase of negative partisanship and affective polarization. The final part puts the U.S. experience in a broader comparative perspective. Here, we will look at the transformation of the political space, the role of the media and the rise of the radical right. By the end, students will be familiar with key concepts in the comparative study of political behavior as well as with an analytical understanding of U.S. politics.
Zoom-Meeting beitreten:https://hu-berlin.zoom.us/j/69831143463?pwd=eENPZjNMNVlBdTlISzFYcDlLRVpPdz09Meeting-ID: 698 311 434 63Passwort: 696288
Die Veranstaltung wurde 4 mal im Vorlesungsverzeichnis WiSe 2020/21 gefunden: