PSCI 0347

Theories of Comp Politics

Theories of Comparative Politics
This course is an introduction to prominent theories and methods in comparative politics. We will focus primarily on theoretical issues in the study of domestic politics using cases outside of the United States, by examining central debates in the politics of Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The academic field of comparative politics is introduced along with strategies for comparative political research. The course will focus on five prominent themes in comparative politics: 1) theories of comparative political institutions, including forms of authoritarianism and democracy; 2) issues in the political economy of development; 3) theories of revolution and social movements; 4) identity politics and theories of ethnic conflict; and 5) theories of democratic transition and consolidation. (PSCI 0103) 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Comparative Politics)/
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
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Spring 2006

PSCI0347A-S06 Lecture (Mecham)