Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2700H1Y L0101

Foundations and Approaches to Comparative Politics (Core)


This seminar is intended to introduce students to the major debates in the study of comparative politics. Students will be exposed to a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of comparative politics. Empirical cases span both the developed and developing worlds. In terms of research design, students will be exposed to readings which employ single case studies to small group comparisons to large n projects. Theoretical approaches include rational choice theory to interpretivist/post-positivist traditions.
POL 2700 is designed to prepare graduate students for a subsequent field course in Canadian politics, comparative industrial and/or comparative developing.