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Seminars and Workshops 2020-2021

To register for a seminar or workshop use the OSIRIS Online Portal.

Credits: Full attendance in the Seminars and Workshops listed below, together with any other requirements specified by the professor teaching the seminar, is necessary in order to be awarded credits. One full seminar or masterclass counts for 20 hours, one specialised workshop typically counts for 10 hours (unless otherwise specified).

If you wish to write a term paper in relation to a seminar or workshop, it should be sent to the seminar's professor and the organising administrative assistant by the deadline for first/second term papers (see SPS calendar).

There are different types of seminars:

  • foundation seminars provide a broad introduction to the key theories, concepts and debates in given research area such as comparative sociology, political behavior, comparative politics, international relations, political economy, theory.
  • research seminars are more focused on specific, cutting edge topics within a given research area.
  • methods seminars go from compulsory introductory seminars in qualitative and quantitative methods to intermediate and more advanced research design ones.
  • workshops are shorter in duration than seminars and are concentrated in a few days (typically, two or three days). They usually take place in the third term and are mostly devoted to research methods.

Furthermore, there are three compulsory seminars:

Introduction to Effective Research Design must be taken during the first year of the doctoral programme, whereas Introduction to Quantitative Methods and Introduction to Qualitative Methods can be taken during the first two years of the doctoral programme.

What other departments teach check in the course catalogue.

 

September Programme 

  • Daily preparatory course on Quantitative Data Analysis. (Compulsory for researchers with no or little prior training in statistics and quantitative data analysis), 14 -15, 17-18, 21-22 September (online sessions from 13.00 – 16.00), no credits will be awarded. Register online by 9 September 2020
  • Introductory Departmental Seminar: Accademia Fiesolana organised by Klarita Gërxhani (Compulsory course for all first year researchers), 23, 24 and 25 September (online sessions from 13:00 to 15:00), no credits will be awarded (no registration required)

  • Complete Overview of the September Programme

First Term: October - December 2020*

* Seminars resume on 1 October 2020 (unless otherwise specified).

 

Registrations will open in August and will close on 23 September 2020 (Due to the logistical reasons and the Covid-19 emergency you need to respect the strict deadline for registration.)

 

Foundations SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

F. BERNARDI & J. HÄRKÖNEN 

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Contact: [email protected]

Advanced Topics in Social Mobility Research 

J. CHECKEL

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Contact: [email protected]

International Institutions & Global Governance

E. DINAS, M. GOLDEN & A. ICHINO (ECO)

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Contact: [email protected]

The Statistics of Causal Inference (SPS/ECO course)

(This course will start on 17 September and awards 40 credits)

P. GENSCHEL

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Contact: [email protected]

Theories of European Integration

K. GËRXHANI 

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Contact: [email protected]

Gender and Society: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

M. GOLDEN

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Contact: [email protected] 

Foundations of Development

A. VAN DE RIJT

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Contact: [email protected] 

Social and political networks
Methods SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

J. HÄRKÖNEN and A. VAN DE RIJT

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Contact: [email protected]

Introduction to Quantitative Methods

Compulsory seminar (see above) 

 

Research SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

A. HEMERIJCK

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Contact: [email protected]

Changing Welfare States  

 

 

Second Term: January - March 2021*

* Seminars resume on 7 January 2021 (unless otherwise specified). Registrations will open in November.

Research SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

D. BOHLE 

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Catalysts for Change: Eastern Europe’s Crises

P. GENSCHEL and E. IMMERGUT

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Foundations of Institutional Analysis

M. GOLDEN

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Practicum in Reproducible Research Methods

J. HÄRKÖNEN

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Life course research
Methods SeminarsSeminar Outline / Syllabus

J. CHECKEL

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Contact: [email protected]

Introduction to Qualitative Methods
Compulsory seminar (see above) 

E. DINAS & F. BERNARDI

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Contact: [email protected] 

Advanced Research Design

K. GËRXHANI and A. HEMERIJCK

No registration required

Contact: [email protected]

Introduction to Effective Research Design 

(Compulsory for all first-year researchers)

 

Third Term: April - June 2021*

* All workshops grant 10 credits 

 

 Fundamental Methods Workshops

Mentoring professor DateWorkshop TitleInstructor(s)

D. BOHLE, P. GENSCHEL, A. HEMERIJCK

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22-23 October 2020

(through zoom)

The Politics of Policy Change  

Bottom-up and additional Workshops

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