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2018/2019

Несоревновательные выборы в новых автократиях

Статус: Маго-лего
Когда читается: 3 модуль
Язык: английский

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The Russian electoral field will be used as a case to demonstrate peculiarities of this institutional phenomenon. The course will cover a broad set of issues concerning theories of non-competitive elections and contemporary authoritarian consolidation; contentious politics; Postcommunist political institution-building and societal context of the Russian electoral politics. A special attention will be given to the theory of electoral fraud and methods of the fraud detection and measurement (electoral phorensics).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course is designed to provide students with the necessary theoretical and empirical background for the study of the non-competitive elections.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • knows principles of elections in totalitarian and authoritarian regimes
  • knows theory of non-competitive elections
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction. Theory of non-competitive elections: Elections in hybrid and dictatorial regimes.
  • Elections Russian-style: Institutions and practices of manipulation and fraud
  • Electoral forensics – detecting electoral fraud
  • Contentious Elections: Civil society, media and social movements in Russia’ electoral politics
  • Final discussion
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class attendance, preparation and participation
    They are planned to be seminars where the students discuss the readings. Students are expected to attend classes and participate actively in the discussion. A few minor tests and quizzes are to be scheduled as a routine part of the inclass work.
  • non-blocking Final written exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.7 * Class attendance, preparation and participation + 0.3 * Final written exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Andrew T Little. (2017). Are non-competitive elections good for citizens? Journal of Theoretical Politics, (2), 214. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.sae.jothpo.v29y2017i2p214.242
  • Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, & Jean Burgess. (n.d.). The Arab Spring and Social Media Audiences English and Arabic Twitter Users and Their Networks. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.36C5BCEF
  • Enikolopov, R., Korovkin, V., Petrova, M., Sonin, K., & Zakharov, A. (2013). Field experiment estimate of electoral fraud in Russian parliamentary elections. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.10F99E62
  • Geddes, B., & Zaller, J. (1989). Sources of Popular Support for Authoritarian Regimes. American Journal of Political Science (Wiley-Blackwell), 33(2), 319. https://doi.org/10.2307/2111150
  • Jessen, R., Shi, T., Smith, M., Patzelt, W. J., Schedler, A., Tarau, V., … Heumos, P. (2012). Voting for Hitler and Stalin : Elections Under 20th Century Dictatorships. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=832896
  • Myagkov, M. G., Shakin, D., & Ordeshook, P. C. (2009). The Forensics of Election Fraud : Russia and Ukraine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=304732
  • Ruben Enikolopov, Maria Petrova, & Ekaterina Zhuravskaya. (2010). Media and Political Persuasion: Evidence from Russia. Working Papers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.p.abo.neswpt.w0149
  • The logic of connective action : Digital media and the personalization of contentious politics. (2012). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.EA6634C5

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Frye, T., Reuter, O. J., & Szakonyi, D. (2019). Hitting Them With Carrots: Voter Intimidation and Vote Buying in Russia. British Journal of Political Science, (03), 857. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.cup.bjposi.v49y2019i03p857.881.00
  • Tarrow, S. G. (1998). Power in Movement : Social Movements and Contentious Politics (Vol. 2nd ed). Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=366239