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PSCI 14000 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

Course Credit: 1
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS Comparative world politics examines the domestic policies, political institutions, and conflicts in non-US countries. The course is designed around The Big Questions in comparative politics, such as: How do leaders come to and stay in power? Is democracy the best form of government; if so, how do we encourage democratic transitions? How do political institutions affect the quality of governance? How do citizens exercise their voice in politics; does it matter? How do we increase the representation of historically marginalized groups in government? Discussions will cover politics in Ukraine, Brazil, Rwanda, the UK, Russia, Nigeria, Greece, India, among others. Annually. [C, HSS]