Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Dr. Alexandr Burilkov


Theories of International Relations (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Alexandr Burilkov

wöchentlich | Montag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 02.04.2024 - 05.07.2024 | C 14.001 Seminarraum

Inhalt: The political science discipline of International Relations (IR) is characterized by a high degree of differentiation between competing theoretical perspectives, which political science students can hardly keep track of. This diversity results from constant examination of real-historical changes in the international system as well as intensive (scientific) theoretical examination and adaptation of findings from neighboring disciplines, such as sociology, international law, and political philosophy.

Introduction to International Relations (Vorlesung)

Dozent/in: Alexandr Burilkov

wöchentlich | Montag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 02.04.2024 - 05.07.2024 | C HS 5

Inhalt: International politics is a key subject of daily news: from the Russian invasion of Ukraine via the strategic rivalry between the United States and China or the international spread of the coronavirus to the diplomatic haggling in large international negotiations, such as regular United Nations climate negotiations. This lecture gives a systematic introduction to the academic study of international politics focusing on three core areas: war and peace, functional international cooperation, and international political economy. Within each area, first we describe key structures and developments, both historical and contemporary, by drawing on core concepts, second we examine how each of these areas is governed at the international level, and third we introduce the most important explanations that have been developed in each of these areas.

Methods of Law and Politics (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Alexandr Burilkov, Axel Halfmeier

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 02.04.2024 - 05.07.2024 | C 14.202 Seminarraum | Methods of Law
Einzeltermin | Mo, 08.04.2024, 14:15 - Mo, 08.04.2024, 15:45 | C 40.154 Seminarraum | introduction class methods of politics
Einzeltermin | Fr, 28.06.2024, 10:00 - Fr, 28.06.2024, 15:00 | C 40.146 Seminarraum | methods of politics
Einzeltermin | Sa, 29.06.2024, 10:00 - Sa, 29.06.2024, 15:00 | C 40.146 Seminarraum | methods of politics

Inhalt: METHODS OF LAW (Halfmeier) The course offers an introduction to "law and society" research in the sense that it looks at the relationship between law and social and political phenomena. In particular, we will look at "impact" studies, based on two books: - Friedman: Impact. How Law Affects Behavior (2016), and - Lahav: In Praise of Litigation (2017). METHODS OF POLITICS (Burilkov) This course offers a straightforward introduction to the field of quantitative empirical research as practiced by political scientists. The seminar familiarizes students with analyzing public opinion data using statistical software to study political behavior and social change. The course is designed as a two-day workshop and involves a kick-off meeting at the beginning of the semester. In the kick-off meeting, students form groups and are assigned a topic that they will be working on during the workshop. In preparation for the workshop, participants are expected to familiarize themselves with the selected research area and be able to summarize the key arguments and main empirical findings. Based on the reviewed evidence, students formulate a descriptive, comparative, and relationship-based research question, which they seek to answer during the workshop. During the workshop, students are trained in using "R" to perform statistical analyses to answer specific research questions. The structure of the course follows the step-by-step data analysis guide, which outlines the specific requirements of the final research paper/ empirical analysis. After the workshop, students summarize and interpret the results of their empirical analysis and submit a final research paper at the end of the semester. Students will have access to "R" during the whole semester.