Academic Catalog

PSIR212 COMPARATIVE POLITICS

Course Code: 3540212
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Political Science And International Relations
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Lecturer Dr. NIGEL MARK GREAVES
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course is designed to introduce students to the range and scope of comparative analysis and the various ways and means in which comparative research is conducted. We shall investigate, for example, the nature of the state; how if at all its powers are separated; the nature of social and economic power and its impact on state decision-making; the relationship between capitalism and the state; non-capitalist economic alternatives, the effects of tradition and political culture, and so on. Students are expected to gain crucial investigative skills and insights to undertake meaningful case study analysis in the follow-up course PSIR 211 Comparative Government.