10,404 Literature Seminar Doctorate of International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA) Each year the Literature Seminar is devoted to a different set of approaches and theories, such as rational choice, feminist theories, etc. This year the seminar deals with "new institutionalism". Doctoral students from past years are more than welcome to attend the seminar in case they are interested in this particular approach. The seminar is conceived as a challenging introduction to the topic and combines a general book with more specialised articles and chapters in different domains of the theory/approach. The organisation of the course is that of a seminar with students' presenta-tions and discussions. The goal is to introduce participants to the most innovative and cutting-edge approaches in political science. Requirements Participants must be present in at least 5 of the 6 weekly meetings. Participants are expected to have read the mandatory literature and to be able to participate actively in the debate. Each of the participants has to chair one meetings and has to introduce the respective literature. More information about the course structure and the bloc seminar is provided at the kick-off meeting. The final grade is based on the respective chair session and the participation in class. Teaching material The course takes place during the Spring Semester and covers 7 weeks. The seminar meets every second week. Teaching material includes: (1) Book: Students should purchase and read the following book in advance of the seminar: March, J. and J. Olsen (1989) Rediscovering Institutions: The Organiz-ational Basis of Politics. New York: Free Press. (2) Texts: Students must read the texts indicated for each week in the programme below. * = compulsory readings to be found in the reader (Skript). Responsible daniele.caramani[at]unisg.ch Course organisation The course meets every two weeks on Wednesday at 12.15–14.00 in room 22-001. Week 1 (February 22, 2012) Presentation of the course and organisation matters. Week 2 (March 7, 2012): Overview *Hall, P. and R. Taylor (1996). Political Science and the Three New Institutionalisms. Political Studies 44(5): 936–57. *March, J. and J. Olsen (1984). The New Institutionalism: Organizational Factors in the Political Life. American Political Science Review 78(3): 734–49. Pierson, P. and T. Skocpol (2002). Historical Institutionalism in Contemporary Political Science. In Katznelson, I. and H. Milner (eds.), Political Science: The State of the Discipline. New York and Washington, DC: Norton and American Political Science Association (pp. 693–721). Przeworski, A. (2004). Institutions Matter? Government and Opposition 39(4): 527–40. Pierson, P. (2000). Increasing Returns, Path Dependence, and the Study of Politics. American Political Science Review 94(2): 251–67. Week 3 (March 21, 2012): Comparative Politics *Thelen, K. (1999). Historical Institutionalism in Comparative Politics. Annual Review of Political Science 2(1): 369–404. *Miller, E. A., and Banaszak-Holl, J. (2005). Cognitive and Normative Determinants of State Policymaking Behavior: Lessons from the Sociological Institutionalism. Publius, 35(2): 191–216. Steinmo, S., Thelen, K and F. Longstreth (eds.)(1992). Structuring Politics: Historical Institutionalism in Comparative Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (pp. 1–33). Tsebelis, G. (2000) Veto Players and Institutional Analysis. Governance, 13: 441–74. Skocpol, T. (1985). Bringing the State Back In: Strategies of Analysis in Current Research. In Evans, P., Rueschenmeyer, D. and T. Skocpol (eds.), Bringing the State Back In. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (pp. 3–37). Week 4 (April 18, 2012): European Integration *Pollack, M. (2009). The New Institutionalism and European Integration. In Wiener, A. and T. Diez (eds.), European Integration Theory. Oxford, Oxford University Press: 125–43. *Bulmer, S. (2009). Politics in Time Meets the Politics of Time: Historical Institutionalism and the EU Timescape. Journal of European Public Policy 16(2): 307–24 Pierson, P. (1996). The Path to European Integration: A Historical Institutionalist Analysis. Comparative Political Studies 29(2): 123–63. Amin, A. (1999). An Institutionalist Perspective on Regional Economic Development. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 23(2): 365–78. Week 5 (May 2, 2012): International Relations *Keohane, R. (1988). International Institutions: Two Approaches. International Studies Quarterly 32(4): 379–96. *Simmons, B. and L. Martin (2002). International Organizations and Institutions. In Carlsnaes et al. eds.), Handbook of International Relations. Los Angeles, Calif.: Sage (pp. 192–212). Mearsheimer, J. (1994). The False Promise of International Institutions. International Security 19(3): 5–49. Keohane, R. (1984). After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Finnemore, M. (1993). International Organizations as Teachers of Norms: The United Nations Educations, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations and Science Policy. International Organization 47(4): 565–212. Week 6 (May 16, 2012): Policy Analysis and Political Economy *Ostrom, E. (2007). Institutional Rational Choice: An Assessment of the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework. In Sabatier, P. (ed.)(2007), Theories of the Policy Process. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2nd edition (pp. 21–64). *Pontusson, J. (1995) ‘From Comparative Public Policy to Political Economy: Putting Institutions in their Place’, Comparative Political Studies, 27: 117–47. Holzinger, K., C. Knill, and B. Arts (eds.), Environmental Policy Convergence in Europe? The Impact of International Institutions and Trade (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Scharpf, F. (1997). Games Real Actors Play: Actor-Centered Institutionalism in Policy Research (Boulder, Colo.: Westview). Hall, P. and D. Soskice (2001). An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism. In Hall, P.A. and D. Soskice (eds.), Varieties of Capitalism. Oxford: Oxford UP (pp. 1–68). Pontusson, J. (2005). Inequality and Prosperity: Social Europe vs. Liberal America. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP (pp. 1–31, 204–19). Salisbury, R. (1984). Interest Representation: The Dominance of Institutions’, American Political Science Review 78(1): 64–76. Pierson, P. (2001b) The New Politics of the Welfare State (Oxford: Oxford University Press).