732192 Introduction into basics of political science

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hogl, Karl
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Module I: Basic concepts of policy analysis
•The political system
Module II: Actor – actor concepts
•Actor-centred institutionalism
•Actors typologies
•The logic of actor-behavior
•Structures of interaction and modes of decision making
Module III Policy process
•Models of the policy process
Modul IV: Policy Instruments
•“traditional” policy instruments
•New modes of governance

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The major aim is to acquire basic knowledge, concepts and ideas to consider real world policy problems from a political science perspective.
The course is structured along for major modules which introduce basics in political science terminology, approaches and theories. The basic concepts are illustrated by real world cases from the domains forest, environmental and natural resource policy. This approach strives to integrate “theoretical” elements with cases or real world politics.

You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.