Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2313Y1Y L0101

Undergraduate Course Code: POL462Y1Y L0101

Comparative Political Parties and Elections


Political parties and party systems in North American, European and other democracies. Electoral systems, problems of representation, electoral reform, voting behaviour and elections, processes of political change and democratic transition.


P. Mair et al., Political Parties and Electoral Change;
P. Abramson, et al., Change and Continuity in the 2004 and 2006 Elections;
R. Dalton, Citizen Politics (4th edition);
Readings packet.

Format and Requirements

Two essays (30% each), class participation (20%), and a final exam (20%).