Vassiliki Koubi: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Vassiliki Koubi
Internat. Beziehungen, Bernauer
ETH Zürich, IFW C 43.2
Haldeneggsteig 4
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 67 76
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipAdjunct Professor

857-0052-00LComparative and International Political Economy Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 15.
MACIS students are given priority.
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8 credits2SV. Koubi, E. K. Smith
AbstractThis research seminar complements the MACIS core seminar in Political Economy. It covers topics such as international trade, environmental policy, international finance and foreign direct investment, and welfare state policy. Students will, based on reading assignments and discussions in class, develop a research question, present a research design, and write a paper.
ObjectiveStudents will acquire an advanced understanding of some of the key issues and arguments in comparative and international political economy.
They will also prepare the ground for a high-quality MA thesis in political economy.
ContentBecause the number of students will be very small, the Political Economy core course runs in parallel, and research interests will be heterogeneous, the general approach will be informal and decentralized. Before the seminar starts we will identify what research topics - within the broader field of Comparative and International Political Economy - the participating students are most interested in. In the first two weeks of the semester, we will meet twice for two hours each as a group to discuss how to write a good research seminar paper, and to identify more closely what each student will be working on. Each student will then receive a reading list, so that she/he can get familiar with the state-of-the-art in her/his area of interests and develop a research design in close consultation with Profs. Bernauer and Koubi as well as postdocs from Prof. Bernauer's group. The group as a whole meets again ca. in week 7 of the semester to discuss the provisional research designs. Research then continues in a decentralized fashion - again in consultation with Profs. Bernauer and Koubi as well as postdocs from Prof. Bernauer's group. The group as a whole meets again in the second to last week of the semester. Each student reports on progress in her/his research during that meeting. The research seminar paper must be finalized and submitted by the end of July 2015.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis seminar is restricted to students enrolled in the MACIS program.
857-0106-00LInternational Environmental Politics (with Research Paper) Restricted registration - show details
Only for MA Comparative and International Studies.
8 credits2V + 3ST. Bernauer, V. Koubi
AbstractBased on the contents of the International Environmental Politics lecture (860-0023-00L) students will develop a research question and study design on a topic of their choice, carry out independent research and write a research paper under the supervision of Prof. Bernauer as well as postdocs and doctoral students in his research group.
ObjectiveAcquire skills for carrying out independent research and writing a research paper in the area of international environmental politics.