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INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SYSTEMS COURSE SYLLABUS Course Title: International Political Systems Course No.

: POL 282

No. of Units : 3 School Year : 2013-2014 Semester : First Semester

Course Facilitator : PROF. BELEN LOREZCA-TANGCO, OP, AB, MA, Ph.D. (Pol. Science); Ph.D. (Educ. Management) Doctorate of Letters, Honoris Causa (Cambridge, England) University Rank : Full Professor 2 Graduate School : Professorial Lecturer 4 E-mail : HYPERLINK ""

Course Schedule: WEDS 3:00-6:00 PM Meeting Place : RM. 201 Consultation Period : Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm Course Description : A study of the contemporary major institutions of government in selected countries, including their interaction, using various conceptual approaches and systems analysis. Course Goals and Objectives: Major Competency : critical ability to distinguish and analyze current developments in the major political systems vis-a-vis the regional and international institutional systems as they affect relations and mutual security. By semestral end, the participants/ students shall have: 1.Acquired a sound knowledge and understanding of the types of political systems as categorized according to ideological or socio-economic/ cultural thrusts; 2. Obtained a distinct understanding of the various factors that affect the political systems in their operations and struggle for sustainable development; and 3. Achieved a critical ability to distinguish the governmental systems and analyze the situations obtaining vis-a-vis the neighbouring systems, regionally and internationally.

Value Objectives: The participants/students are expected to acquire sound understanding of the events and situation obtaining in the major selected political systems. Such understanding would enable them to contribute research works that may lead to thesis writing on issues and systems concerns of concerned political systems, thereby creating a breakthrough in a global search for solution or facilitation of answers to challenging life questions. Course Organization UNIT I. Nature of Political Systems CONTENT OUTLINE Definition of Political System Composition of a Political System Relevance of a Political System According to Evolution Feudal Populistic Democratic According to presence/ seat of power Anarchy Democracy Dictatorship Indirect Democracy Autocracy Plutocracy Oligarchy Aristocracy Theocracy Meritocracy Monarchy Stratocracy Cleptocracy III.Diagnosing Political Systems Diagnosing Ancient Political System Biological Diagnosis Latin and Chinese Political System 10 Characteristics Moral Functionality Budget Reserves Defense Growth Feedback Learning Leadership Cohesiveness Mass Solidarity Vision

II. Types of Political System

UNIT IV. Branches/Institutions

CONTENT OUTLINE Executive Legislative Judicial Military Church School Media & NGOs Interest Groups

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION V. Basic Laws for Political Systems Democratic Peace Alliances Political Scandals Ability of Expansion Twenty Common Flaws England, Sweden, Belgium The Netherlands, Switzerland, United States of America, France Environment, Financial Status, National interests, etc. Region of interest/ institutions

VI. Common Flaws of Political Systems in Quasi-democratic system VII. Political Systems in Contemporary World vis-a-vis Historical landscape

VIII. Challenges to Political Systems

IX. Critical Research Presentations X. Integration FINAL EXAMINATION

Professor's Input :

Lectures, documentary film showing, multimedia presentations Forum discussions, role-playing, research presentation, thought paper discussion

Enabling / Collaborative Activities :

Integrating Activity : Comparative/ contrasting presentation

Basic Readings: Bekaert, Geert and Robert J. Hodrick. International Financial Management. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009 Easton, David. The Political System. An Inquiry into the State of Political Science, Alfred A. Knopf.N.Y., 2nd ed. 1981. ____________.The Analysis of Political Structure. Routledge, 1990. ____________. An Approach to the Analysis of Political Systems,1993. Sodaro, Michael J..Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction. Boston,MA: McGraw Hill Higher Education; London, McGraw Hill. 2008 DeLury, George E. (ed.). World Encyclopedia of Political Systems & Parties. New York, 1987.

Extended Readings: Harrison, James. The Human Rights Impact of the World Trade Organisation. Oxford; Portland,Or: Hart, 2007 Painter, Martin and Jon Pierre (eds.). Challenges to State Policy Capacity: Global Trends and Comparative Perspectives. 2008 Roberts, Nancy C.. The Age of Direct Citizen Participation. Armonk,N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2008 Journals: Mansbridge, Jane. Rethinking Representation, American Political Science Review,vol.97, no.4. November, 2003, 515-527. Carty, R. Kenneth. Political Turbulence in a Dominant Party System, Political Science & Politics. Vol. XXXIX, no.4,October 2006.825-27 Warren, Mark E.. Political Corruption as Duplicitous Exclusion. Political Science & Politics. Vol.XXXIX,no.4,October 2006.803-07 Instructional Media: Time Magazine Political Science Journals Documentary films

Course Policies/Requirements: Two (2) thought papers before prelims for discussion Preliminary examination Course paper with presentation Final examination Grading System: Thought Papers/Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Class participation/ research ........30 Preliminary/Final exam....................40 Total.............100