Political Science | Comparative Pol: Approaches & Issues
Y557 | 27244 | Sissenich


This course offers an introductory survey of comparative politics.
The emphasis will be on comparative methodology: small-n and large-n
studies, within-case and cross-case analysis, temporal analysis,
issues of case selection, and concepts and measurement. We will
examine comparative methods through examples drawn from the
principal issues in the comparative literature: group theory,
political culture, participation, social movements, party systems,
institutions, development and modernization, ethnic conflict, and
democratization. Requirements will include weekly memos, discussion
leadership, and a research design paper.