Welcome to Aurelian Muntean's web page 

I am professor of political science and sociology at SNSPA (National University of Political Studies, Bucharest), Faculty of Political Science, and director of the MA Program in Labour Studies, at SNSPA.

For contact information see the bottom of this page.

Announcements (for the students in the classes that I teach at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies SNSPA - Political Science and Sociology Department):

Courses' syllabi (in Romanian) - click on the academic years below for syllabi example.

Varieties of Capitalism (graduate lecture course since 2013 to present) with e-learning support.

Comparative Labour Relations (graduate lecture course since 2013 to present) with e-learning support.

Data Analysis Methods (graduate lecture course since 2015 to present) with e-learning support.

Comparative Politics (Politica Comparata) (undergraduate seminar taught since 2001 to present) with e-learning support. 2013-2014.

Statistics for Social Sciences (Statistica Sociala) (undergraduate lecture course taught since 2006 to present) with e-learning support. 2012-2013.

Sociology of Interest Groups (Sociologia Grupurilor de Interese) (graduate lecture course since 2006 to present) with e-learning support. 2012- 2013.

Comparative Constitutional Law (Drept Constitutional Comparat) (undergraduate and graduate), e-learning class: 2012.

Applied Comparative Politics (Analiza Politica Comparata) (undergraduate lecture course) 2009; e-learning class: 2012.

Social conflict and change in post-communist Romania (Schimbare si Conflict Social in Romania Post-Comunista) (undergraduate seminar): 2010-2011.

Advanced Statistics for Social Sciences (Statistica Sociala Avansata) (undergraduate lecture course) 2007-2008.

Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences (Metode Calitative in Stiintele Sociale) (undergraduate lecture course) 2006-2007.

Analysis of Political Parties (Analiza Partidelor Politice) (undergraduate lecture course taught between 2002 and 2006) 2005-2006.

Basic Concepts in Political Science (Concepte Fundamentale in Stiinta Politica) (undergraduate seminar) 2002-2003.

Paradigms of Political Science (Paradigmele Stiintei Politice) (undergraduate seminar) 2002-2003.

Invisible College (English based teaching excellence program of the Romanian Society of Political Science)

Applied Political Analysis (lecture course) 2002-2003 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences (lecture course) 2003-2004.

Here are some useful resources

Academic Writing

Central European University Center for Academic Writing *** Chicago Manual of Style / Turabian - Colorado State U *** Chicago Manual of Style - Excerpts at University of Georgia Library *** Writing Guides from Colorado State University *** Research and Documentation *** Writer's Handbook U of Wisconsin Madison

Conference papers, working papers and other publications

APSA annual conference papers *** Midwest Political Science Association *** European Research Papers Archive *** EUI, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies *** UC Berkeley working papers *** JFK School of Government Harvard University *** Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies Koeln *** DORAS - Dublin City University *** SSRN - Social Science Research Network

Industrial relations and trade unions (Databases, Research Centers, Journals, Confederations)

ILO *** Statistics Division of ILO *** European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions *** European Industrial Relations Observatory *** ETUI *** Workers' Participation *** European industrial relations dictionary *** Social Law Net *** BUSINESSEUROPE *** Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies *** FAFO Institute for Labour and Social Research *** Centre pour la recherche economique et ses applications *** Industrial Relations-A journal of economy and society *** Industrial Relations Journal *** Labour *** European Journal of Industrial Relations *** European confederation of executives and managerial staff - CEC *** European trade union confederation - ETUC ***  ITUC - CSI (International Trade Union Confederation) - established by fusion of CMT-WCL (Confederation mondiale du travail) and ICFTU/CISL (International confederation of free trade unions) on Nov. 1-3, 2006 *** Other European and international trade unions organizations

Industrial relations in Romania

Economic and Social Council (in English) *** CNSLR-Fratia *** Cartel-Alfa *** BNS *** Meridian *** Confederatia Nationala a Patronatului Roman CNPR *** Uniunea Generala a Industriasilor din Romania UGIR *** Uniunea Generala a Industriasilor din Romania 1903 - UGIR1903 *** Patronatul National Roman PNR *** Romanian Government Office for Social Dialogue

Religion and politics / Church-state relations

European Consortium for Church and State Research *** Osservatorio delle liberta ed istituzioni religiose *** eurel - sociological and legal data on religions in Europe *** Center for Law and Religion Cardiff *** US Department of State International Religious Freedom Reports *** Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships *** Institute for Global Engagement *** Baylor University - J.M.Dawson Institute for Church-State Studies *** JSRI - Journal for the study of religion and ideologies

Denominations in Romania

State Secretariat for Religious Cults *** Romanian Orthodox Church *** Romanian Church United with Rome (Greek Catholic) *** Catholica.ro *** Catholic Archdioceses of Bucharest and Iasi *** Reformed Unitarian Church (link in Hungarian) *** Reformed Church from Romania (Calvinist - link in Hungarian) *** Reformed Evangelic Lutheran Church (in Hungarian) *** Reformed Evangelic Lutheran Augustinian Confession from Romania (in German)*** Pentecostal Churches from Romania *** Union of Baptist Churches from Romania *** Adventist Church from Romania

Religion/Church - based NGOs

Caritas *** Diaconia *** Vasiliada Association *** St. Dimitrie Foundation *** Stavropoleos - Concordia project *** Betania Association *** Humanitas Pro Deo Foundation *** Bethany Romania Foundation *** Pro Vita Association

Resources for research methods

Quantitative: R *** R environment *** RStudio *** Stata *** Statalist *** Statistical Computing *** Raynald Levesque’s webpage *** SPSSX-L discussions group ***  SPSS 

Qualitative: COMPASS smallNresources *** Qualitative Comparative Analysis *** The Focus Group Center *** Richard Krueger's homepage *** Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods *** TROPES

Election Studies

British Election Studies *** American National Election Studies *** Canadian Election Study *** CSES - Comparative Study of Electoral Systems *** European Election Studies *** New Zealand Election Study *** The Electoral Process in Post-Communist Europe *** International Foudation for Election Studies - IFES *** Internatonal Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance - IDEA

Databases and research resources

ICPSR *** RODA *** Romanian Public Opinion Barometer databases (since 1994 to present) *** Global Development Network *** European Social Survey Data *** MORESS- Mapping of Research in European Social Sciences and Humanities *** Eurobarometer *** ILO Labor Statistics Database *** GESIS *** PSR- Political Science Resources *** CSES (Comparative Study of Electoral Systems) *** Luxembourg Income Study

Academic Fellowships and Scholarships

Council for European Studies *** Central European University *** Open Society Foundation, Romania *** Fulbright Commission in Romania *** The National University Research Council, Romania *** The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and WWICS East European Studies

Professional associations in political science

American Political Science Association *** European Consortium for Political Research

Frequent reports and other resources with international or regional importance produced by international organizations and think tanks

Freedom House *** The Heritage Foundation *** The World Bank *** UNDP Human Development Report *** Transparency International *** The Economist - Romania Country Profile, Articles and Reports *** World Economic Forum (Global governance report; Global competitiveness report) *** National Democratic Institute *** International Republican Institute *** The United Nations Development Program *** UNDP-Romania *** Romanian Academic Society *** The Fraser Institute *** CIA - The World Factbook *** Economic Freedom of the World *** Library of Congress - Country Studies **** Brookings Institution *** Council on Foreign Relations *** Chatham House ***Rand Corporation Europe *** Centre for European Policy Studies *** French Institute of International Relations *** Centre for Policy Studies - UK *** Kiel Institute for the World Economy *** Bruegel *** Japan Institute of International Affairs *** CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Fundraising and grants

StiriONG *** Finantare.ro *** The German Marshall Fund *** The National Endowment for Democracy *** The United States Agency for International Development *** CEETrust *** The Civil Society Development Foundation *** The Open Society Foundation, Romania *** Ratiu Foundation UK *** Charles Stewart Mott Foundation *** Allavida

Romanian think tanks, NGOs, civic actions

Innovation Research Foundation *** MRC - Median Research Centre *** Pro Democratia Association *** Coalition for a Clean Parliament - Coalition for a Clean Government (Coalition for Clean Universities) *** APADOR-CH *** Institute for Public Policies *** CRPE

Personal webpages

Gabriel Badescu *** Irina Culic *** Larry Diamond *** Zsolt Enyedi *** Mark Fey *** Andrei Gheorghita *** Donald P. Green *** Silja Häusermann *** Torben Iversen *** Kenneth Janda *** Gary King *** Steven Levitsky *** Arendt Lijphart (Lijphart Elections Archive)***  Pippa Norris *** Grigore Pop-Eleches *** Gabor Toka *** Bogdan Voicu


Vasile Dancu ***  Bogdan Voicu *** Active Learning in Political Science *** The Analysis Factor *** Kai Arzheimer *** Robert Elgie *** The Monkey Cage *** Polls and Votes *** Social Science Statistics *** The Wolf Den *** You Study Politics, Right?

Teaching (e-learning, online simulations)

Moodle - e-learning platform *** Learning Catalytics - interactive classroom *** NB - online course material annotation *** Butterfly effect *** More than three dimensions?

Testeaza-ti Votul! pe TestVot pentru alegerile din 2008-2009 si pe Openpolitics pentru alegerile din 2012.

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