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Political Institutions and Political Processes

Politične institucije in politični procesi

Course credits:

12.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Jernej Pikalo


  • Assoc. Prof. Marinko Banjac
  • Asst. Prof. Andrej Kurnik
  • Asst. Prof. Blaž Vrečko Ilc






First semester

Study degree

2. level

    Course execution:

  • Postgraduate Programme of Political Science – Political Theory, Global and Strategic Studies

Short content

The course familiarises students with key political institutions and processes. In the first part, methods and methodologies for researching political institutions are presented (institutionalism, behaviourism, new institutionalisms, ‘bringing-the-state-back-in’ theory, etc). The second part focuses on identifying, defining and analysing political institutions. Genealogies of institutions are presented. In the third part students familiarise themselves with developmental role of political institutions in various contexts, including the role of the state.

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