RI-SP046 | Spring | 6 ECTS

Comparative Politics

This seminar introduces students to the concepts, methods of analysis, and theoretical approaches that form the core of the comparative politics subfield. Discussion will be structured around key questions and topics that frame comparative inquiry, and an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of contending theories. A single semester course is inadequate to cover a specific topic, much less an entire subfield. The course therefore constitutes a primer for comparative research.