This unit deepens students' understanding of major concepts and theories of comparative politics. Drawing on examples from various world regions and employing a variety of theoretical perspectives, this unit examines big issues such as democratisation, development, electoral systems, and ethnic conflict. Students will learn about key political science concepts such as the state, regimes, institutional design, and civil society, and will develop basic skills in comparative analysis.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
2x 1500wd Short Essay (50%), 1x 1.5hr Final Exam (40%), 1x Participation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics major OR Politics and International Relations stream or 12 Junior credit points in Government and International RelationsProhibitions