Courses

Short SyllabusBig Data is all around us – facebook users, records on citizens, the network of neurons in the brain, routes of migrants, impact of publications. The Data itself is neither good or evil, however, it can be used for either purposes. The availability and analysis of big data opens up enormous opportunities...
Instructor: Miklós Koren, Arieda Muço, Chrys Margaritidis, Jozsef Martin, Transparency International Hungary), Roberta Sinatra, Karoly Boroczky
Credits: 2.0
This course brings together several different academic approaches to making sense of Russian foreign policy. It combines the insights from the disciplines of International Relations, Political Science, Postcolonial Studies, International Political Sociology and Historical IR to provide a context-rich and historically...
Instructor: reshetnikov_anatoly
Credits: 4.0
The course is an introduction to labor economics, emphasizing applied microeconomic theory and empiricalanalysis. We are especially interested in the link between research and public policy. Topics to be covered include:labor supply and demand, taxes and transfers, minimum wages, immigration, human capital, education...
Credits: 3.0
The field of Labor Economics applies microeconomic analysis to important socialissues and public policies involving employment, wages, working conditions, and unemployment. Apartial list of issues and policies would include poverty, welfare policy, minimum wages, overtimerules, layoff restrictions, education, job...
Credits: 3.0
Medieval political thought is usually characterised by the opposition of Church and Empire, or the Pope and the secular ruler. The course will look at the development of these ideas from early Christianity’s conflict with the Roman Empire through the “Constantinian turn,” and then its ramifications into what is...
Instructor: György Geréby
Credits: 2.0
Advnaced topics course for Political Theory track students. TBA
Instructor: Philip Goff
Credits: 2.0
The first half of the course is more theoretical, examining the libertarian view of justice according to which the role of the state is to protect natural property rights. We will consider questions such as the following:Are there pre-legal property rights, i.e. moral facts about ownership which obtain prior to the...
Instructor: Philip Goff
Credits: 2.0
elective for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time)Course explores major contemporary issues in macroeconomic policies and institutions – drawing ontheoretical analysis, empirical evidence, and practical experience. Although the primary focus is onadvanced economies,...
Instructor: George Kopits
Credits: 2.0
Elective courseIn Program MA in Global Economic Relations elective only for Full Time students.A policy-design and practice-orientated course on macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy, budget planning and execution, subsovereign finance, regulation and supervision of financial institutions, corporate and financial...
Instructor: Lajos Bokros
Credits: 4.0
This course will attempt to change the perception, or at least to engage with it seriously. It will do so by taking as its starting point of the most striking developments in todays world politics, a promise of making things ‘great again’ that can be heard in the US and China, in Russia and Hungary, in Turkey and...
Instructor: Alexander Astrov
Credits: 4.0
Microeconomics studies how individual market participants, like households and firms, make theirchoices from the alternatives available to them. It also studies how such choices interact in themarket to determine prices and resource allocations. A thorough understanding of microeconomicswill be useful for any economic...
Instructor: Alessandro De Chiara
Credits: 2.0
This course provides an introduction to a new method of comparative research designed to provide more rigorous answers to long-standing debates in comparative research, micro-historical analysis. The course intends to familiarize students with this method of research and prepare them to produce original research that...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
Advanced methods for ALL tracks.This course gives an introduction to some of the hottest topics in multivariate analysis. The approaches discussed do no try to build a simplistic model of how some variables may affect other ones, rather ask, whether, with an appropriate definition of these concepts, associations and...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 2.0
The birthplace of the nation-state and multi-national empires, Central and Eastern Europe is unique inthe world for its heterogeneous mix of peoples who have long identified as distinct nations, ethnicgroups and other ascriptively defined groups. It is also unique for its long history of conflictmanagement. From the...
Instructor: Erin Kristin Jenne
Credits: 4.0
Questions of nationalism, populism and ethnic conflict reemerged in the 1990s as the European Union prepared to open its doors to ten countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Many of these countries contained minorities that had endured decades of economic or social discrimination. In the context of political...
Instructor: Erin Kristin Jenne
Credits: 4.0
After the turbulent years of the 1990s marked by state disintegrations and the ensuing ethnic conflicts, more peaceful mobilizations followed reaching well into the 2000s leading to further state fragmentations. During the last decade, new nationalisms have sprung up in the EU and elsewhere. Currently, ethnic...
Instructor: Beáta Huszka
Credits: 2.0
Introduces network science and the set of tools used to understand complex networks emerging in social and economic systems. Focuses on the empirical study of real networks, with examples from computer science (World Wide Web, Internet), social systems (e-mail, friendship networks), political systems (voting patterns...
Instructor: László Barabási
Credits: 2.0
This course will introduce students to the design and implementation of modern fiscal frameworks with a special emphasis on the euro area. The current explosion of the number of independent fiscal institutions (fiscal councils) worldwide reflects an emerging consensus among economists that independent fiscal watchdogs...
Instructor: Ludovit Odor
Credits: 2.0
The way science works raises deep and pressing philosophical questions. Is there a way to demarcate science from non-science? How is scientific knowledge made reliable? Is it giving us access to reality or is it merely a tool for successful prediction? The so-called “analytic” project (following Barker...
Instructor: Maria Kronfeldner
Credits: 2.0
Political institutions are peculiar entities. They claim a right to issue binding directives (commands, rules, laws) to those within their jurisdiction and to enforce their directives against disobedience. Furthermore, they claim that their directives have supremacy over the directives issued by non-political...
Instructor: Janos Kis
Credits: 4.0
This course is a graduate-level seminar that introduces students to contemporary research on the political economy of development. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach and examines readings from both economics and political science. The materials cover the following three components: i) the theoretical...
Instructor: Xiang Li
Credits: 4.0
This advanced topic course will run in the Winter term for one week, between 7-11 March.The course explains why financial markets exist and how they have evolved by looking at the agents, actors, and institutions that generate a demand for them. The consequences of increasingly integrated markets, and the possibility...
Instructor: Herman Schwartz
Credits: 2.0
This course presents description and analysis of the emergence, evolution and current state of world financial system. We begin with classical introductory papers, and then we follow with historical overview with emphasis on the last two decades when globalization led to dramatic expansion of the world financial...
Instructor: Julius Horvath
Credits: 4.0
This is an MA course, combining theory and policy, addressing the fundamentals of what remains of the EU after Brexit. It addresses the history, institutional evolution as well as the core policies of the changing structures of the European Union, focusing on those relating to money and decision making on Community...
Instructor: László Csaba
Credits: 4.0
The course proposes focused readings in power and resistance studies. It privileges a humanities (as opposed to a positivistic/scientistic) perspective, which is motivated by the desire to offer new intelligibilities, via the destabilisation of everyday, commonsensical and dominant scholarly knowledge’s, of OUR...
Instructor: Michael Merlingen
Credits: 2.0
The course in the winter term focuses on the entanglement of relations of power, modes of fabricating subjects and subjectivities, modes of making a living and modes of resistance. The topics and readings have been selected with the purpose of offering students critical perspectives on the contemporary that are...
Instructor: Michael Merlingen
Credits: 2.0
The  course covers major chapters of public international law, although it cannot touch upon all the topics of a standard manual. Specific emphasis is given to the fundamental principles (including debates on the use of force), the rights of the individual, (human rights, refugee law, international criminal law), the...
Instructor: Boldizsár Nagy
Credits: 4.0
The course covers selected chapters of public international law. Specific emphasis is given to the use of force and the 21st century developments (drones, targeted killings, counter-terrorism), the rights of the individual, (human rights, refugee law, international criminal law), the rules of international...
Instructor: Boldizsár Nagy
Credits: 4.0
The aim of this course is to link public policies and policy-making processes to (party) politics. The course takes a comparative angle and will look at how party politics in different institutional settings interferes with public-policymaking and how diverging political ideologies influence and shape public policies...
Instructor: Evelyne Hübscher
Credits: 2.0
Core Course, Public Policy TrackThe course provides an introduction to the concepts, theories and debates at the core of public policy and public administration as a field of scholarly inquiry. The course is designed to prepare the students for their dissertation research, and therefore provides for a broad...
Credits: 4.0
This course introduces the fundamentals of social science research design and familiarizes students with several approaches to social analysis and their respective methods. It begins with a discussion of most general ground rules for social research applicable across all kinds of research projects. It continues with...
Credits: 4.0
This is the second part of the mandatory course Research Design and Methods in IR, which,after introducing students to quantitative methods and more general questions of researchdesign in the first part, will focus on qualitative methods, case study selection, and guidestudents towards crafting their own...
Instructor: Hannes Cerny
Credits: 2.0
This course provides an introduction into qualitative research design and methods. In particular, we will discuss methods that can be used when comparing a small number of cases, such as process-tracing, case study analysis, and post-structuralist and interpretivist approaches. We will also examine and work with some...
Credits: 2.0
This course is the second part of the Research Design and Methods sequence that introduces the fundamentals of social science research design and familiarizes students with several approaches to social analysis and their respective methods. It begins by extending the overview of basic concepts and methodological...
Credits: 2.0
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying Russian foreign policy making. Itintegrates scholarship from political science, international relations, international political sociology,critical geopolitics and area studies to make a better sense of the conditions and trajectories of thecurrent discourse...
Instructor: Xymena Kurowska
Credits: 2.0
Recent research in Jewish cultural history, following post-modernist or situational perspectives, has voiced strong objections against any essential definition of Jewishness. In Judaism, with its characteristic absence of a central authority, religious and cultural norms indeed presented themselves often as matters of...
Instructor: Carsten L. Wilke
Credits: 2.0
The field of security studies has proven one of the most dynamic and contested areas in International  Relations, giving rise to versatile research agendas over the last decades. The development of these  agendas has unfolded in close affinity with the young field of International Political Sociology that  responds to...
Instructor: Xymena Kurowska
Credits: 2.0
The course introduces participants into the study of contentious politics and social movements in various historical periods and distinct parts of the world. With Barrington Moore we ask: “why people so often put up with being the victims of their societies and why at other times they become very angry and try with...
Instructor: Béla Greskovits
Credits: 4.0
This course introduces participants into the study of: a) the forms in which varied external actors as well as international trade, capital markets, debt, and recessions influence domestic policy and politics; b) the pattern of alliance and conflict among the affected interest groups; c) the diversity of capitalist...
Instructor: Béla Greskovits
Credits: 4.0
This course is focused mainly on Strategic Studies; on the discipline’s major assumptions about the military sector of international security, from both traditional and more non-traditional (‘Critical’) perspectives. In doing so, the course will engage both IR (war as a generic phenomenon) and Foreign Policy (war as a...
Instructor: Paul Roe
Credits: 4.0
Elective Course, Security Specialization/ConcentrationThe course focuses on the causes of terrorism and the measures that states adopt to fight terrorism. Students will become familiar with a range of terrorist organizations, their goals and their strategies, as well as a variety of counter-terrorism strategies...
Instructor: Nick Sitter
Credits: 4.0
While transnational terrorism dominates the headlines, the most common type of terrorist attack is domestic. This course introduces students to the Comparative Politics of terrorism. It conceptualizes terrorists and terrorist groups as actors whose actions should be understood within the context of a country’s...
Instructor: Matthijs Bogaards
Credits: 4.0
Schedule:Tuesday, April 10-Friday April 13Monday, April 16-Friday, April 20Two lectures/workshops each morning (9:30-10:50; 11:00-12:40) -- mandatoryLab session in the afternoon (13:30-15:10) -- optionalClasses will be held in Nádor 13: Rooms 302 and 303**except Thursday, April 18: Rooms 301 and 302The goal of this...
Credits: 2.0
We will consider the properties attributed to God in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine both historical and contemporary attempts to formulate doctrines of divine omniscience, omnipotence and absolute goodness, as well as eternality, simplicity, immutability and necessary existence. We will...
Instructor: Mike Griffin
Credits: 2.0
The course is designed to give a thorough but intuitive overview of the main causes and consequences of underdevelopment in the global economy. The focus will be on country-level analysis, but inequality within countries will also be discussed. Students will be exposed to the role of technology, human capital,...
Instructor: István Kónya
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Governance Specialization/Concentration This course provides an intensive introduction to the global politics of China. China is now very prominent in global affairs, but the course is not just about current affairs per se. While seeking to enable engagement with current events, including China’s...
Instructor: Daniel Large
Credits: 2.0
Core course for International Relations, Political Economy and Public Policy tracks.What does development mean? Who wants development and why? How have power structures shaped which strategies are applied over time and across regions? How does the interaction of different actors affect development? This course studies...
Instructor: Kristin Makszin
Credits: 4.0
Elective course, Media and Communications Specialization/ConcentrationArticle 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articulates the rights of individuals to “…seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”  The Internet has had a substantial impact on the...
Instructor: Cameran Ashraf
Credits: 2.0

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