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Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduces students to foundational concepts and dynamics in the field of comparative politics. The course discusses patterns of political behavior, the essential elements of a political system, the institutions of different regimes, and the various ways in which states reconcile freedom, order, and equality. Numerous political systems are studied in comparative context. Both democracies and non-democracies are examined, with attention to the process of democratization in different systems.

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Course Number:
POLS 131
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