Comparative Politics Flashcards


Comparative politics is a field in political science characterized both by the use of the comparative technique or different empirical strategies to discover politics within (as opposed to between) nations. Substantively, this could embody questions relating to political establishments, political conduct, battle, and the causes and consequences of economic growth. When applied to specific fields of study, comparative politics may be referred to by different names, corresponding to comparative government (the comparative research of forms of government).

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As a minor in Comparative Politics and International Relations, you will learn about how totally different societies and international locations interact within the business of politics and the necessary processes of governance. You will learn to assume critically and relatively concerning the world, and about totally different dynamics of political group, in addition to understand political, social and economic development in numerous components of the world. The area of Comparative Politics entails the examine of politics across national and cultural boundaries. It encompasses a subject matter (i.e. political expertise past however together with the United States) and a methodology (i.e. systematic comparison). Insightful questions lead us not only to amass illustrative case research data or aggregate data comparable across countries, however they also guide us to grasp the context and impression of political decisions.

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  • Whatever strategies our college students use, we emphasize the acutely aware alternative of applicable methods for the questions that they seek to answer, and the most up-to-date coaching available.
  • Many faculty members additionally share a commitment to blended methodological perspectives to be able to improve confidence within the generality of findings.
  • The college is committed to a pluralistic view of the sector and seeks to coach its college students in a broad vary of methodologies from the experimental and statistical to the interpretive.

In the third unit, we’ll study a few of the international locations’ central political establishments. We will examine presidentialism to parliamentarism, and study legislatures, electoral techniques, and political events. In the ultimate section, we are going to scrutinize political mobilization and conflict. We will focus on interest groups, nationalism, social actions, protests, populism, clientelism, revolutions, civil wars, terrorism, and globalization. Throughout the course, the discussion will focus mainly on the Americas and Europe, but not completely.

This course is an introduction to the subfield of Political Science known as Comparative Politics. Scholars on this subfield use comparative strategies to check and compare domestic politics across countries. In this course, we purpose to find out about how political techniques differ, discuss why they differ and discover the results of such variation. In the primary part, we will examine the principle theories and strategies used to conduct research within the subfield, and focus on the development and consolidation of the fashionable state. In the second section, we will examine political regimes, including variation amongst democracies and nondemocracies.

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Students shall be required to use the comparative strategies mentioned in the course to make in-class shows about different countries. The advent of political science as a college self-discipline was marked by the creation of university departments and chairs with the title of political science arising in the late nineteenth century. In fact, the designation “political scientist” is typically for these with a doctorate in the area, but also can apply to these with a grasp’s within the subject. Integrating political research of the past right into a unified discipline is ongoing, and the historical past of political science has offered a wealthy subject for the expansion of each normative and positive political science, with each a part of the discipline sharing some historical predecessors. The American Political Science Association and the American Political Science Review were founded in 1903 and 1906, respectively, in an effort to distinguish the examine of politics from economics and different social phenomena.