402113 SE Political System of Austria - Enhanced Level. Parties and Party communication in Austria

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402113
SE Political System of Austria - Enhanced Level. Parties and Party communication in Austria
SE 2
5
Block
each semester
German

§5(1)11.b. SE Political System of Austria - Enhanced Level (2 / 5)
Students are able to illustrate individual sections of the Austrian political system. They acquire in-depth knowledge in these sections and are able to individually work in other sections.

The focus of the course lies on parties and party communication in Austria. In each session, we will discuss theories of party competition and then focus on how Austrian parties behave. For instance, we will discuss how Austrian parties compete by means of issue-based competition (e.g. positional competition and saliency theory), negative campaigning and personalization. The participants of the course also have the opportunity to test some of the discussed theories for the Austrian general election in 2017. To this end, we will manually code an exemplary dataset of one communication tool used in the 2017 election campaign.

The participants of the course will read and prepare texts that form the basis of lectures and discussions in class. In addition, the participants have the opportunity to conduct  an exemplary manual content analysis.

1) regular attendance (maximum 4* 45 minutes absence)

2) participation in class (20 points)

3) test on the compulsory readings (10.11.018, 10 points)

4) test on the entire content of the seminar (15.12.2018, 30 points)

5) written home exercise: coding exercise (10 points)

6) research report/ seminar paper (30 points)

All assessments have to be completed in order to achieve a positive grade.

Kritzinger, Sylvia; Müller, Wolfgang C.; Schönbach, Klaus (eds.) (2014): Die Nationalratswahl 2013. Wie Parteien, Medien und Wählerschaft zusammenarbeiten, Böhlau, Vienna.

positive completion of the module according to § 5 Para 1 No 1 and of the modules according to § 5 Para 1 No 2, 3, 6

13.10.2018
Group 0
Date Time Location
Sat 2018-10-13
09.30 - 12.30 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2018-10-13
13.30 - 16.30 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2018-11-10
09.30 - 12.30 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2018-11-10
13.30 - 16.30 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2018-11-24
09.30 - 12.15 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2018-11-24
13.30 - 16.30 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2018-12-15
09.30 - 12.30 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2018-12-15
13.30 - 15.00 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free