GOVT S-20 Introduction to Comparative Politics

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7-week session | CRN 32003

This course provides an introduction to the key concepts and theories in comparative politics. Topics include democracy and authoritarianism, social revolutions, political economy of development, ethnic conflict, modernization, political culture, state formation, institutions, rationality, and civil society. We examine these topics in light of the empirical evidence drawn from Africa (Nigeria and Rwanda), the Americas (Mexico and the United States), Asia (China, India, South Korea), Europe (Britain and Germany), Middle East (Iran), and post-communism (Russia and former Yugoslavia).

Course information
Class meetings

On campus
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 3:15-6:15 pm
Center for Government and International Studies, South Building S010

Start date

Tuesday, June 20


4 credits

Course tuition


Enrollment status

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  • Faculty

    Shinju Fujihira, PhD.

    Executive Director of the Program on US-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

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