POL3107 - Comparative Politics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19
Semester A 2019/20 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to important concepts, theories and debates that underpin the study of comparative politics. This course will focus on several key topics, including:

• How to account for differences between autocracies and democracies
• Variations in the institutional forms taken by different political systems
• Political transitions
• The varying role of governments in national economies
• Differences in political culture and citizen participation

Examples will be drawn from a variety of democratic and nondemocratic countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Nigeria, Iran, and Brazil.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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