The course aims at providing the basic knowledge about historical background of the most important political institutions. It will focus on relations between history, politics and development of state institutions, with special concentration on European experience. During the classes the following issues will be addressed: importance of history in the analysis of political reality, institutionalism as an approach in political science, historical development of parliaments and political parties, monarchy vs republic, the emergence of the modern bureaucracy, the first freedom of information act as a foundation for transparency, clientelism as an informal political institution, historical relations between political culture and institutions.

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  • ECTS: 2
  • Component Code: 02.04.T.HPI
  • lecturer: Bartosz Czepil, PhD
  • Institute: Political Science
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