Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

Courses Summer Semester 2020

The Summer Turn will start at 20th of April 2020.

Parlamentskultur(en) in Zeiten politischer Polarisierung. Quantitative und qualitative Textanalysen

MA Seminar

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff

Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00, Room 001


How to stop the "third wave of autocratization" - Normative and empirical dimensions of democratic resilience

MA Seminar

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff

Fridays: 10:00 - 12:00, Room 001



BA Seminar

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff

Tuesday: 14:00 - 18:00, Room 001


BA-, MA- und DoktorandInnen-Kolloquium Vergleichende Demokratieforschung und politische Systeme Osteuropas


Teacher: Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff

Fridays: 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr, Room 001


Democratic and Constitutional Resilience (Blockseminar)

Democracies have been under stress worldwide.  We ask which resources democracies can muster to defend themselves against rising authoritarianism.  
At the end of the course, students will be familiar with a range of crucial debates about democratic self-defense at the intersection of law, political and legal theory, and intellectual history. They will also have a sense of different approaches to these debates in Europe and the United States. Lastly, they will be able effectively to draw on some of the key positions of scholars working in the area of comparative constitutional law.

The preliminary meeting will take place according to the designated date. The interdisciplinary and international block seminar will take place on June 19 and June 20. and 21.6. (see schedule), course language is English; This is followed by a thematically appropriate workshop (July 3rd / 4th), in which students can participate if interested.