Comp Pols of Industrial Democracies

Introduction to the comparative study of politics in different institutional and cultural settings. Themes covered include the role of institutional ?veto players?; presidential and parliamentary government; bicameral and unicameral legislatures; the institutional structuring of legislative decision making; electoral systems; social capital/civic culture; social and political cleavages; dimensions of policy and ideology; voting; party competition; and the making and breaking of governments.

Course Information



4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

Michael J Laver
W: 12:00 PM - 3:50 PM 19W4 217
Amy Catalinac
W: 12:00 PM - 3:50 PM 19W4 217