Political Science

POLS3387Theories of Comparative Politics 3 ch (3C) (W)
This course offers a survey of some of the major theoretical questions and perspectives in the field of comparative politics. Topics covered include the rise of the modern state, revolution, democratization, ethnic conflict, and economic development and underdevelopment. Particular attention is given to the use of the comparative method - focused comparisons of two or more states - to study variations in political development and shed light on theoretical debates.