INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Government

Course Number: 
220
Institution: 
Smith College
This course introduces students to comparative political analysis and provides a foundation to better understand major political, economic and social forces in a diverse set of countries. We will first focus on key methods and concepts such as state and nation, asking where states come from and how are nations built. The course will then address questions including: why are some countries democratic and others authoritarian; how do states promote or stymie economic development; and what role do civil society and social groups play in political and economic transition? The course combines theoretical and conceptual analysis with cases drawn from around the world.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
38459-S13

Course Sections

INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Velma Garcia

vgarcia@smith.edu

TTh 09:00-10:20

SEELYE 312