POL340 Comparative Politics
Lead Faculty: Dr. Shak Hanish
Course DescriptionA study of selected foreign states from among industrial, developing, and under developing states, and their development, organization, administration, and politics; introduces students to analytical methods used to compare political systems and governments; explores several issues, including democratization, economic development, political culture and political change.
- Discuss and assess the impact of globalization on state sovereignty.
- Evaluate the relationship between political culture and political institutions in the policies examined.
- Identify and rank the factors that are conducive to democratization.
- Evaluate the theory of modernization and its application in third world countries.
- Critically analyze aspects of dependency theory.
- Assess the role of women, race and ethnicity in politics.
- Compare the structural and institutional elements of different political systems.
- Identify major states in East Asia and compare their political systems.