LET-ETCAMB213
The Challenges of Political Leadership: Comparing the US and the Netherlands
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Course moduleLET-ETCAMB213
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; English Language and Culture;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. P.B. van der Heiden
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Lecturer
dr. P.B. van der Heiden
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Contactperson for the course
dr. P.B. van der Heiden
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Examiner
dr. P.B. van der Heiden
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Academic year2023
Period
PER 3-PER 4  (29/01/2024 to 01/09/2024)
Starting block
PER 3
Course mode
full-time
RemarksAccessible to exchange students.
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Content
The president of the United States, the leader of the free world, is considered the most powerful person in the world. But is he (or she!) as powerful as we think he is? Where does his power originate, what are the boundaries, which powers balance the power of POTUS? How has presidential power evolved since George Washington was sworn in and which political and societal developments influenced this evolution?
The power of the president will be compared to the power of his Dutch political counterpart, the prime minister (minister-president), and its development during the same period of time, in order to gain a better understanding of the differences and similarities between the two chief executives.
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Recommended materials
To be announced
This book is an Ebook that you can download from the University Library
Title:The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency
Author:George C. Edwards III and William G. Howell
Publisher:Oxford University Press

Instructional modes
Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Participation
Test weight20
Test typeParticipation
OpportunitiesBlock PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5

Midterm Take Home
Test weight40
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 3, Block PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5

Final Take Home
Test weight40
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 4, Block PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5