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Course Name: Comparative Politics
Course Number: POLI 2
Course Objectives:
  • Explain ethnic group conflict, and political institutions for managing ethnic group conflict.
  • Analyze political systems by using the comparative method.
  • Distinguish among regime types and their central features.
  • Identify the role of the state.
  • Compare political systems, both in theory and with actual country examples.
  • Explain the impact of regional, economic, historical and cultural factors on political institutions and behavior.
  • Analyze the role of political parties, interest groups, elections and the mass media in various countries.
  • Identify the key features of parliamentary and presidential forms of government and identify their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of proportional representation and single member district plurality as electoral methods.