POL3107 - Comparative Politics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22

* 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 but not limited to 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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