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PSCI 115 Intro to Comparative Politics

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  • Summer 2016
    Sergio Ascencio Bonfil
    Summer 2016 — MTWR 13:00 - 16:00

    Summer Session 2 (June 27- July 22)
    This course is an introduction to the study of domestic political institutions, processes, and outcomes across and within countries. The course surveys key concepts and major theoretical contributions in the field of comparative politics, including the challenges for democratization and democratic consolidation, the possibility of revolution, how countries vary in their political and electoral institutions and why these variations matter, and the power of social forces such as ethnicity, culture, and social capital. Country cases are drawn from different regions of the world and historical periods to ground students in the set of tools of comparative analysis.