05:00 PM to 06:15 PM MW
Mason Korea G106
Section Information for Fall 2020
This course introduces students to the key concepts of comparative politics, comparative methods, and theoretical and analytical tools used in social sciences broadly. The themes include logical explanations, games of politics, state formation, regime types, democratization, determinants and consequences of differing types of political rules.
The course is structured to help students understand the existence of different types of political system; political processes and outcomes based on rational choice of actors involved; and their implications for the globalized world today. It is also designed to encourage students to read works of great theorists and scholars in the field and to discuss their thesis based on critical thinking.