POLSCI 341 - Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Enforced Prerequisites:
POLSCI 140 or upperclass standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course examines the politics of developed democracies: i.e., those where day-to-day political struggle occurs within the boundaries defined by broadly unchallenged commitments to relatively free-market capitalism and relatively liberal democracy. This is not a course in current or past events in these countries. Rather we analyze certain systematic, (social) scientific regularities evidenced in the politics of advanced capitalist democracies. In this positive (non-normative) analysis, the focus is on political parties, elections, patterns of participation and of political conflict, public policy, and political economy. Course grades will be based upon short-paper writing, a final examination, and participation.

POLSCI 341 - Comparative Politics of Developed Democracies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 007297706X
Representative government in modern Europe : institutions, parties, and governments, Author: Michael Gallagher, Michael Laver, Peter Mair., Publisher: McGraw-Hill 4th ed. 2006
ISBN: 0521438365
Making and breaking governments : cabinets and legislatures in parliamentary democracies, Author: Michael Laver, Kenneth A. Shepsle., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1. publ. 1996
ISBN: 0300078935
Patterns of democracy : government forms and performance in thirty-six countries, Author: Arend Lijphart, Publisher: Yale Univ. Press 1999
ISBN: 0300080166
Elections as instruments of democracy : majoritarian and proportional visions, Author: G. Bingham Powell, Jr., Publisher: Yale University Press 2000
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