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Department of Political Science Goals and offering Student and alumni profile New developments Some of the good reasons to study political science at CEU Comprehensive and interdisciplinary curriculum Development of research skills Socialization into (English - language) academia

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department of political science

Department of Political Science

Goals and offering

Student and alumni profile

New developments

some of the good reasons to study political science at ceu
Some of the good reasons to study political science at CEU
  • Comprehensive and interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Development of research skills
  • Socialization into (English-language) academia
  • Work with recognized international scholars
  • Access outstanding library and other facilities
  • Good chance to obtain partial or full tuition waiver and stipend from CEU, worth free accommodation and ~350 EUR a month (MA); ~750 EUR (PhD)
  • One of the best universities of Europe http://www.excellenceranking.org/eusid/EUSID
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Some of the good reasons to study political science at CEU

  • Study as a member of a very international, able and vibrant student body, establishing life-long contact with high-achievers in particular from Eastern and Central Europe
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Some of the good reasons to study political science at CEU

  • Live in an exciting and beautiful city
the academic offering
The academic offering

One year MA program: about 45 students each year, requires four years BA degree; registered by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department

Two-year MA program: about 15–20 new students each year, registered in Hungary, requires a BA

PhD program: about 10 new students each year, altogether 35 students at the moment, three years (or more) of scholarship, requires an MA; registered by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department

Variety of courses to choose from: 35 MA courses, 27 PhD courses

ma courses offered
Analyzing Democracy

Comparative European Politics

Comparative Media Systems

Comparative Political Research

Comparing Federal Systems: The US, India, and the EU

Concepts in Political Economy

Constitutionalism and Democracy

Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice

Crises in Capitalism, Capitalism(s) in Crisis

Digital Technologies and Society

Foundations of Political Philosophy

Gender and Politics

Human Rights and Biopolitics

Information, Decision Making and Foreign Policy

Institutions and Development: State, Market and Community

Introduction to Contemporary Political Philosophy

Introduction to Political Philosophy

Modern Political Thought

Multivariate Statistics

Nationalism and the Media

Parties and Party Systems

Political Communication

Political Dynamics in Central Europe

Political Economy I and II

Political Economy of Policy Reforms (in EE)

Political Philosophy II: Explanations in Social Sciences

Politics of European Integration

Politics of Labor in Europe

Quantitative Methods: Analyzing Countries

Quantitative Methods: Analyzing People

Research Design: Scope and Methods

Social Movements and Social Contention

States, Networks, and Power in post-Soviet Politics

The Welfare State in a Comparative Perspective

Topics and Methods in Comparative Politics

Transitional Justice

Values, Attitudes, and Political Behavior

Voting Behavior

MA Courses offered:
phd courses offered
Advanced Comparative Methods: Text analysis

Applied Political Theory: Political Theory and Public Policy

Comparative Political Economy

Comparative Politics and Political Economy

Contending Theories of European Integration

Democratic Theory

Discourse Analysis

International Relations Theory

IPE: States, Classes, and Industries in the International Political Economy

Mathematical Statistics

New Institutionalism: Theoretical Approaches to Institutions and Institutional Change

Policy Reform and Failure

Political Dynamics: Comparative Regime Change

Political Institutions in Comparative Perspective

Political Philosophy: Theory of Justice

Political Sociology

Prospectus Seminar

Public Administration

Qualitative Methods and Research Design

Quantitative Data Analysis

Reading Seminar: Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Research in EU Integration and Governance

Set-Theoretic Methods in the Social Sciences: Theory and Application

Survey Methodology

The Political Economy of Development and International Inequality

Transnational Social Movement

PhD Courses offered:
permanent faculty
Andras Bozoki

Andres Moles

Anil Duman

Attila Folsz

Anton Pelinka

Bela Greskovits

Carsten Schneider

Dorothee Bohle

Gabor Toka

Janos Kis

Lea Sgier

Judit Sandor

Levente Littvay

Matteo Fumagalli

Nenad Dimitrijevic

Tamas Meszerics

Tamas Rudas

Zoltan Miklosi

Zsolt Enyedi

Permanent faculty
current visiting professors
Current visiting professors

Kate Coyer (Center for Media and Communication Studies, CEU)

Radek Markowski (Warsaw School of Social Psychology)

StefaniaMilan (European University Institute)

Herbert Kitschelt (Duke University)

Kenneth Benoit (Trinity College, University of Dublin)

Sidney Tarrow (Cornell University)

Philippe Schmitter (European University Institute)

Jason Wittenberg (University of California, Berkeley)

Julia Szalai (ELTE University)

new developments at the department
New developments at the department
  • Erasmus exchange programs with leading universities within the EU
  • New research centers and research groups:
    • Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine,
    • Center for Media and Communication Studies,
    • Center for the Study of Imperfections in Democracy,
    • Political Economy Research Group,
    • Political Behavior Research Group.
other opportunities for students
Other opportunities for students
  • Research assistantships in cross-national research projects funded primarily by the European Commission
  • Conference participation with travel support from CEU
  • Many high profile workshops, conferences
  • Semester abroad program for PhD students
  • Academic writing and language classes
  • Publication opportunities: CEU Political Science Journal
certificate programs
Certificate programs
  • Social and Political Theory
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Political Communication
  • Electoral Politics
  • Research Methodology and Social Analysis
  • Comparative European Politics
  • Post-Communist Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Constitutional Politics
example c ertificate in comparative politic s
Example: Certificate in Comparative Politics

Requires a thesis on the subject and12 credits and a B+ or better average grade in courses from the list below:

  • Analyzing Democracy
  • Comparative European Politics
  • Comparative Political Research
  • Comparing Federal Systems: The US, India, and the EU
  • Topics and Methods in Comparative Politics
  • Political Dynamics in Central Europe
  • Values, Attitudes, and Political Behavior
  • Voting Behavior
  • Political Institutions in Comparative Perspective
  • Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics and Political Economy
  • Political Dynamics: Comparative Regime Change
  • Advanced Comparative Methods: Text analysis
  • Advanced Methods: Analysis of Change in Political Science
  • Advanced Topics in Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Advanced methods: Set-Theoretic Methods in the Social Sciences - Theory and Application