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Strategic Models of Democratic Politics 
14335.0311
Advanced Seminar
2
Summer semester 2023
Political Science
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Art Empf.
Sem.
ECTS
Credits
Prüfungsart Äquiv. Vorauss.
 
laufend 2022/23
Doctoral studies
64 D57 Research in Management, Economics and Social Sciences - Social Sciences (HG-NRW)
20222
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64 D57 Research in Management, Economics and Social Sciences - Social Sciences (HG-NRW)
20222
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64 D57 Research in Management, Economics and Social Sciences - Social Sciences (HG-NRW)
20222
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Master's programme
88 D27 Information Systems (HG-NRW)
20212
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88 D48 Economics (HG-NRW)
20212
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88 D52 Sociology: Social and Economic Psychology (HG-NRW)
20212
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88 D53 Sociology: Social Research (HG-NRW)
20212
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88 050 Geography (HG-NRW)
20152
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88 275 Political Science (HG-NRW)
20212
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88 560 International Management (HG-NRW)
20212
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88 717 Business Administration, Finance (HG-NRW)
20212
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88 722 Latin American Studies (Social Sciences) (HG-NRW)
20222
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88 725 Central and Eastern European Studies (Social Sciences Minor) (HG-NRW)
20222
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88 733 Regional Studies China - Social Sciences (HG-NRW)
20222
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auslaufend 2022/23
Master's programme
88 275 Political Science (HG-NRW)
20152
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88 722 Latin American Studies (Social Sciences) (HG-NRW)
20212
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88 725 Central and Eastern European Studies (Social Sciences Minor) (HG-NRW)
20212
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88 733 Regional Studies China - Social Sciences (HG-NRW)
20212
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Allocations: 2 
Angaben zur Abhaltung
https://cccp.uni-koeln.de/sites/cccp/Lehre/2023_SS/SMDP_syllabus_SoSe2023.pdf
Why do some governments redistribute more than others? Can voters effectively hold politicians accountable for their behavior? Can we identify the ‘will of the people’ through elections? Rational choice models of political decision-making have been used to answer all these questions and many more. This course will introduce students to key analytical concepts and mathematical results from social choice theory – the study of how individual preferences are aggregated – as well as game theory – the study of decision-making by rational agents within a strategic environment. It will also illustrate how the mathematical models developed in these fields can be used to understand recent political events and dilemmas. Finally, towards the end of the course, we will engage with ongoing debates on how mathematical models can and should be interpreted, empirically evaluated, and used by political scientists. By the end of the course, students should be able to (i) solve and interpret simple mathematical models and (ii) to apply such models to the study of political behaviour, processes and outcomes.
In order to succeed in this course, students should be comfortable with, or willing to brush up on, high school algebra and basic probability theory. Later in the course, we will also make use of univariate calculus. I suggest some useful resources for revising these topics up to the expected level below, under ‘Readings’. Moreover, students should be able to understand and express themselves in English, as this will be the classroom language – though perfection is neither expected nor required. All coursework should also be completed in English.
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Your performance in this course will be evaluated using a portfolio examination, comprising of four, equally weighted, graded assignments. The assignments will require students to apply the concepts and tools covered in the class to solve and comment on simple social choice or game theoretic problems. Students will have several weeks to complete each assignment.
You are encouraged to use the document preparation system LATEX to write up your assignments, which is well-suited for typesetting mathematical content. To provide some initial guidance, a LATEX tutorial will be uploaded to ILIAS along with the first assignment for students to consult in their own time. However, you may upload handwritten assignments if you wish (so long as handwriting is neat and legible
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