CSPM402 Идеи, култура и институции


The course aims to present the main ideas of the origin, structure and functions of the institutions in the modern democratic state. It also introduces students to the emergence of the modern concept of power and its implementation in terms of different types of political cultures and in the instruments of national, regional and international institutions. The challenges to the development of modern institutions in a rapidly changing world in terms of domestic and foreign policy conflicts and realities are also addressed in the course. This course give students the ability to navigate quickly and adequately in the various concepts of power and institutions can carry out a critical assessment of the institutions and to deal confidently with the necessary terminology for this in the context of different political cultures.

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Стратегическо лидерство (на английски език)


гл. ас. Иван Начев  д-р
гл. ас. Любомир Стефанов  д-р

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The student will be able to identify successfully various types of institutions as well as the logic of their formation and design.

The students will know how to explain and navigate through the complexity of institution building and structuring processes.
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Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Литература по темите:

Elizabeth Eisenstein, "An Unacknowledged Revolution Revisited" and Adrian Johns "How to Acknowledge a Revolution" (on the "print revolution" in Early Modern Europe), American Historical Review 107:1 (Feb. 2002), 87-105, 106-125.

Sophia Rosenfeld, "Before Democracy: The Production and Uses of Common Sense," Journal of Modern History 80 (March 2008), 1-45.

Trish Loughran, "Disseminating Common Sense: Thomas Paine and the Problem of the Early National Best Seller," American Literature 78:1 (2006), 1-28

Peter Burke, What is Cultural History? (2004).

Lorraine Daston, ed., Biographies of Scientific Objects (2000).

Elizabeth Eisenstein, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change (1979).

Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book (1998).

Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962; 1970; 1996).

Bruno Latour, The Pasteurization of France (1984; 1988).

Karl Popper, Logic of Scientific Discovery (1959).

Karl Popper, "Normal Science and its Dangers," in Imre Lakatos and Alan Musgrave, eds., Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge (1980).

Mary Poovey, A History of the Modern Fact (1998).

Trevor Ross, "Copyright and the Invention of Tradition," Eighteenth-Century Studies 26:1 (1992).

James Secord, Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of 'Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation' (2000).

Steven Shapin, "The House of Experiment in Seventeenth-Century England," Isis 79:3 (Sept. 1988), 373-404.

Steven Shapin, A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England (1994).

Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (1985).

Barbara Shapiro, A Culture of Fact: England, 1550-1720 (2000).

Quentin Skinner, "Meaning and Understanding in the History of Ideas," History and Theory 8 (1969).

Brian Stock, The Implications of Literacy: Written Language and Models of Interpretation in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries (1987).

Steven Woolgar and Bruno Latour, Laboratory Life (1986).

Средства за оценяване:

Research project 50 %

Case analyses 50 %