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Dictators and Democrats: Comparative Politics

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Unit Code: POL20009

Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit is an introduction to the comparative study of politics. It provides an overview of the world’s political systems. It develops a
conceptual framework for the analysis of political systems, and introduces students to the use of case studies to test hypotheses.

Content

This unit of study provides an introduction to the comparative study of politics. It provides an overview of the world’s political systems and a conceptual framework which enables systematic analysis and comparison. The emphasis in the delivery of the unit of study is on concepts and theory, but it relates these to real-world situations through a variety of case studies.

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