Homework for seminar week 2:
A) Analysis of journals in comparative politics (> 3 hours!)
What are the most important journals in comparative politics?
See also the module document!
Analyze the most recent number of a journal in comparative politics,
practice to read critically, and answer the following questions:
What are the topics of the articles?
Are the articles mainly empirical or normative in nature?
Which countries are central in the articles?
Who is the author? Is he or she credible?
What is the author's argument?
Do you agree with the author's argument? Why or why not?
Is the argument biased or balanced?
Is the piece well or artfully written?
Identify three concepts or facts that you learned from the piece that were new to you.
Are there any terms you don't understand?
IT'S TIME TO BECOME YOUR OWN BEST PROFESSOR!!
WRITE YOUR ANSWERS DOWN!
B) read the required literature of week 1
C) collect interesting statements on the basis of the required literature of week 1 (> 1 hour!)WRITE YOUR STATEMENTS DOWN!