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Module GS-CVT-SoSc-E8-M-6

Einführung in die vergleichende Regierungslehre (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
GS-CVT-SoSc-E8-M-6 Einführung in die vergleichende Regierungslehre 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [SO-POL] Political Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V SO-06-1.1011-K-1
Einführung in die vergleichende Regierungslehre
P 28 h 62 h - - no 3.0 SuSe
  • About [SO-06-1.1011-K-1]: Title: "Einführung in die vergleichende Regierungslehre"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination number: 35440 ("Einführung in die vergleichende Regierungslehre (für CVT)")


The lecture addresses the difference between authoritarian and democratic forms of political power and the variation of political institutions in democratic systems. One focus is on the influence of institutional structures on enabling or blocking state action programs. The lecture introduces the methods of cross-country comparisons and provides an overview of the data sets relevant for cross-country comparisons. The empirical content will be selected countries or groups of countries as well as selected policies in different countries.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Students ...
  • know the most important topics, theories and methods of comparative political science
  • systematically understand different types of democracy with regard to structures and institutions (polity) as well as actors (politics) and policy fields (policy) and make statements on institutional framework conditions as well as on the design of political processes in the context of the respective policy field
  • are familiar with the basic institutional, political and policy field-specific issues associated with European governance

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [GS-CVT-SoSc-E8-M-6]

Module-Pool Name
[GS-CVT-SoSc-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Social Sciences