17.50 Introduction to Comparative Politics


Class Info

Examines why democracy emerges and survives in some countries rather than in others; how political institutions affect economic development; and how American politics compares to that of other countries. Reviews economic, cultural, and institutional explanations for political outcomes. Includes case studies of politics in several countries. Assignments include several papers of varying lengths and extensive structured and unstructured class participation. Enrollment limited

This class has no prerequisites.

17.50 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by C. Lawson.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-231.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.

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