Introduction to Politics (Politics I)
|Course Name||Introduction to Politics (Politics I)|
|Description||This course aims to teach the process and structure of political systems, states and governments from a comparative perspective. Starting from political|
ideologies, regimes and state institutions, we will move toward the relationship between the citizen and the state (voting, organization of parties, interest groups). Drawing from comparative case studies, it is hoped that students will learn to think analytically about how politics function in a variety of settings and come to appreciate different ways to understand it. Towards this goal, classes will aim to both provide important background to the topics each week as well as to allow time for discussion of the readings.