Electoral clientelism and corruption

Course Description: 

7-14 May, 2018

This study provides an overview of the literature examining various illicit strategies used by candidates to subvert democratic electoral practices. The main goal of the course is to introduce a recent and vibrant literature in political science and economics and to expose students to the most important areas of ongoing scholarly controversy. At the same time, the course introduces a range of research methods that allow researchers to document a range of illicit practices.

Please note that this is a short course with a special schedule between 7 and 14 May, 2018:
16:00-17:40 and 18:00-19:40 in room N13/517

PhD Advanced Methods course for CP and PE tracks.
Students from the Political Science PhD program have direct entry. Other students will be added from the waiting list individually. 

Learning Outcomes: 



This course covers a large amount of material during a very short period of time. Class attendance and participation is mandatory.

In addition to class participation, the main requirement that will be graded will be a research proposal that extends or challenges one of the writings discussed in class or that proposes the study of a dimension of clientelism not considered by existing approaches.

Your final grade will be determined as follows:
(a) class attendance (20%)
(b) class participation (40%)
(c) proposal for research paper (40%)

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