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(METH) Current Research in Political Behavior


TypeAdvanced Seminar
InstructorArndt Leininger, Ph.D.

tuesdays 4-6pm

Student Profile


In this seminar, we will discuss cutting edge research from the field of political behavior. We will mimic the structure of a conference panel. Students will give a 10-minute presentation on a research article, presenting it as if it were their own work, after which another student acts as a discussant to start a discussion in the plenary. There is no fixed reading list for this course. At the beginning of the term, students will be able to choose freely from a pool of papers that have been published in top international journals in 2020 and 2019. The number of course sessions depends on the number of student presentations, with a maximum of two presentations per session. Students will also write a referee report on an unpublished working paper. The goal of the course is to acquaint students with current topics and approaches in the field of political behavior. The course shall also afford students a glimpse into the workings of academia beyond the seminar room, and the scientific publishing process in particular. Hence, this course should be of particular relevance to students who contemplate pursuing a Ph.D. in the future.