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Syllabus Structural Analysis of Netnyahu's Governments: Governability against Democracy? - 56994
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HU Credits: 4

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: Political Science

Semester: Yearly

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr gayil Talshir

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: Monday 14-15

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Gayil Talshir

Course/Module description:
The course is a research workshop analyzing the crisis of legitimation in comparative manner in Europe and Israel both in theory and in empirical study.

Course/Module aims:
To develop a comparative framework for analyzing democracies
To give comparative analysis of different democracies
To develop analytical skills

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
-Developing shared analytical framework
-Working in research teams comparing countries
-Comparing actors, institutions and ideologies
-Independent research skills

Attendance requirements(%):
80% + active participation

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: - Workshop research
- Team work
- Lectures
- Discussion
- Case studies

Course/Module Content:
- Crisis theory
- Democratic theory
- Party system change
- Civil society change

Required Reading:
•Almond, G. (1990). A Discipline Divided. London,Sage.
•Alonso, Sonia/ Keane, John, Merkel, Wolfgang (ed.): The Future of Representative Democracy, Cambridge UP, 2011.
•Beck, U. (1992) The Risk Society. London: Sage.
•Benhabib, S. (1996). Towards a Deliebrative Model of Democratic Legitimacy. Democracy and Difference. S. Benhabib. Princeton, Princeton University Press: 67-94.
•Calhoun, C. (2002). "Imagining Solidarity: Cosmopolitanism, Constitutional Patriotism and the Public Sphere." Public Culture 14(1): 147-171.
•Castels Francis and Rudulf Wildermann (1986) The Future of Party Government Volume 1 Visions and Realities of Party Government Berlin: de Gruyter.
•Jean Cohen L. & Arato Andrew, Civil Society and Political Theory, (Cam. Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1992).
•Chambers S. and Will Kymlika (eds.) Alternative Conceptions of Civil Society (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2002).
•Crouch, C. Post-Democracy (2004) Campbridge: Polity.
•Dalton, R. and M. Wattenberg, Eds. (2000). Parties without Partisans: Political change in Advanced Industrial Democracies. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
•Dalton Russell and Klingermann, Hans-Dieter Eds. (2007) The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior, Oxford:OUP.
•Dalton Russell, David Farrell and Ian McAllister (2011) Political Parties and Democratic Linkage How Parties Organize Democracy, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
•Dryzek, John (2010) Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance Oxford: Oxford University Press.
•Ehrenberg John, Civil Society: The Critical History of an Idea, (NY: NY University Press, 1999).
•Eley Jeoff, Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).
•Goodin, Robert (2011) Innovative Democracy Oxford: Oxford University Press
•Gutmann, A. and D. Thompson (2004). Why Deliberative Democracy? Princeton, Princeton University Press.
•Habermas, J. (1975). Legitimacy Crisis. Boston, Beacon Press.
•Habermas, J. (1998). The Inclusion of the Other: Studies in Political Theory. C. C. a. P. D. Greiff. Cambridge, MIT Press.
•Habermas, J. (2001). The Post-national Constellation: Political Essays. Cambridge, Polity Press.
•Hanafi, H. (2002). Alternative Conceptions of Civil Society: A Reflective Islamic Approach. Alternative Conceptions of Civil Society. S. a. K. Chambers, Will. Princeton and Oxford, Princeton University Press: 171-189.
•Held, D. (2004). Global Covenant: The Social Democratic Alternative to the Washington Consensus. Cambridge, Polity.
•Ibarra, P., Ed. (2003). Social Movements and Democracy. New York, Palgrave.
•Inglehart, R. (1997). Modernization and Postmodernization. Princeton, Princeton University Press.
•Inglehart, R. (1990). Values, Ideology and Cognitive Mobilization. Challenging the Political Order. R. D. M. Kuechler. Cambridge, Polity Press: 43-66.
•Keane, J. (2003). Global Civil Society. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
•University Press.
•Keane, John (2009):. Life and Death of Democracy, London etc., Simon and Schuster.
•Lipset, S. M. and S. Rokkan (1967). Cleavage Structures, Party Systems, and Voter Alignments: an Introduction. Party Systems and Voter Alignments. S. M. Lipset and S. Rokkan. New York, Free Press: 1-64.
•Mair P., Party System Change (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1997).
•Marshall, T. H. (1950). Citizenship and Social Class and Other Essays. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
•Merkel, Wolfgang (2004) "Embedded and Defective Democracies", in: Aurel Croissant/Wolfgang Merkel (eds.): Special Issue of Democratization: Consolidated or Defective Democracy? Problems of Regime Change 11/5: 33-58.
•Okin, S. M. (1999). Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? New Jersey, Princeton University Press.
•Schattscheneider, E. E. (1942) Party Government, New York: Reinhart.
•Scumpeter, J. A. (1942). Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. New York, Harper & Row.
•Smith, G. (1990). Core Persistence, System Change and the "People's Party". Understanding Party System Change in Western Europe. P. Mair and G. Smith. London, Frank Cass.
•Simon Sudipta Kaviraj & Sunil Khilnani (eds.) Civil Society: History and Possibilities, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).
•Talshir, G. (2012) ‘Civil Society and the Reconstruction of the Public Sphere, Ideologies between Theory and Politics’ in Stears M & Jackson B. Liberalism as Ideology. Oxford, Oxford University Press pp. 199-220.
•Taylor Ch., ‘Modes of Civil Society’, Public Culture, vol. 3, no. 1 (Fall, 1990) pp. 95-118.
•Walzer M., ‘The Idea of Civil Society’, Dissent, (Spring 1991), pp. 293-304.
•Young, I. M. (2002). Inclusion and Democracy. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
•+ Dryzek + Goodin + Norris

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 10 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 40 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 50 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.