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Number:PS216
Name:Comparative Political Systems
Description:This course considers the different types of political systems around the world to gain a more systematic understanding of different nations and the political process more generally. Special emphasis is placed on analysis of different ideologies, governmental structures, and the relationship between the state and market. Various countries from industrialized and developing regions are explored.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

Students will have an understanding of: (1) central topics and key political concepts in comparative politics, (2) political structures, political processes and historical experiences of several countries outside the United States, (3) how diverse cultural values and beliefs impact political behavior and the function of political systems, and (4) the comparative method of analysis.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2012 Introduction to Comparative Politics, Brief 1-111-83417-2 Kesselman, Mark 2ND 13 Wadsworth, Inc
F 2011 COUNTRIES & CONCEPTS 0-205-77872-0 ROSKIN 11 LONGMAN
F 2011 COUNTRIES AND CONCEPTS: Politics, Geography, Cultu 0205779131 Roskin 11 Longman
F 2011 DARKNESS AT NOON 1-4165-4026-1 KOESTLER SCRIB
F 2010 COMPARATIVE POLITICS 0-495-83321-5 HAUSS 7 WAD
F 2010 DARKNESS AT NOON 1-4165-4026-1 KOESTLER SCRIB
F 2009 COMPARATIVE POLITICS 0-618-49319-0 BARRINGTON CENGAGE LEARNING
S 2009 COUNTRIES & CONCEPTS 0-13-243255-2 ROSKIN 9 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2008 POLITICS OF GOVERNING GRAHAM CONG QUAR
S 2007 COUNTRIES & CONCEPTS 0-13-243255-2 ROSKIN 9 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2006 POLITICAL SCIENCE-REVISED+UPDATED HAGUE 4TH 04
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