Information about Written and Oral Exams at the Chair of Comparative Politics

  1. Prerequisites for written and oral exams:

    Basic knowledge of the political institutions and party systems of the following countries are required: Germany, France, Great Britain, Russia, the United States, Brazil and India. Further, students are expected to know the most relevant theories of New Institutionalism (historical, sociological, actor-centered institutionalism).  

  2. Written Exams:

    One of three questions must be answered, including all of its sub-questions.

    Topic- and Literature List (Version January 2013)(336.2 KB) (336.2 KB) 

  3. Oral Exams:

    Two topics, one from group A and B respectively, must be chosen (see topic list). Individual topics can be suggested during consultation hours. 

    Topic List (Version October 2010)(30.3 KB) (30.3 KB) 

    The topic suggestions must be submitted to the chair’s secretary in writing, at least 10 days prior to the exam. Students must also provide a short outline detailing the thematic focus of their preparation. The document must contain the student’s name, address, phone number, course of studies, number of semesters and the type of the examination.