Graduate Course Code: POL2301H1S L0101
Political Parties in Comparative Perspective
This course surveys the main puzzles and theories on the origins, nature and effects of parties and party systems. We explore how institutions, societal cleavages and strategic action shape parties. We study the impact of parties on policy outcomes, and we examine issues of party collapse, ethnic parties, clientelism, and dominant parties.
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January 26, 2023
Congratulations to our 2021/22 undergraduate award & scholarship recipients! Following a two-year hiatus, the department was delighted to return to hosting our undergraduate awards in-person this year to celebrate our...
June 3, 2021
In a bid to motivate her students in what has been a very difficult academic year, Professor Rebecca Kingston decided to give those enrolled in the winter 2021 term of...
May 21, 2020
Congratulations to undergraduate student Cheryl Cheung who has received a University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA). Going into her third year majoring in political science, with minors in visual studies...
January 29, 2020
Congratulations to all our amazing undergraduate students who picked up one the department’s twenty-three awards and scholarships at our annual undergraduate awards ceremony. In attendance were Dean of Arts &...