Classes

GOV 2105: Comparative Politics Field Seminar

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2010
Course Title: Comparative Politics: Field Seminar
Catalog Number: 0154
Course Type: Graduate
Professor: Steven Levitsky

 

Surveys topics in comparative politics (both the developed and the developing world), including the rise of the modern state; institutions of government; interest mediation; democracy and authoritarianism; revolution; political parties; mass and elite political behavior; political… Read more about GOV 2105: Comparative Politics Field Seminar

GOV 2131: Comparative Politics of Latin America

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Fall

Offered: 

2009
Course Title: Comparative Politics of Latin America
Catalog Number: 3337
Course Type: Graduate Seminar
Professor: Jorge I. Dominguez and Steven R. Levitsky

 

Topics: historical paths, economic strategies, inflation and exchange rates, international explanations of domestic outcomes, authoritarian and democratic regimes, state institutions, the Roman Catholic Church, social movements, parties and party systems, and voters and voting behavior.  Read more about GOV 2131: Comparative Politics of Latin America

GOV 20: Foundations of Comparative Politics

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Fall

Offered: 

2009
Provides an introduction to key concepts and theoretical approaches in comparative politics. Major themes include the causes of democratization, economic development, ethnic conflict, and social revolutions; as well as the role of the state, political institutions, and civil society. Examines and critically evaluates different theoretical approaches to politics including modernization, Marxist, cultural, institutionalist, and leadership-centered approaches. Compares cases from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America to provide students with grounding in the basic tools