What is Comparative Politics

What is Comparative Politics - Week 2: Comparative Politics...

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Week 2: Comparative Politics and the Study of the Middle East Current Events (1/18/11) Lebanon o Consociational Democracy All different cultures have to have representation o Background Assassination of Rafik Hariri now Saad Hariri Hezbollah about to be blamed for it Hezbollah division of the legislation all left o Because Hezbollah no longer in government government collapse Tunisia o Ben Ali Hated leader But economic growth Revolt against him Why revolt after all these years? Police state Recession o Arab autocrat toppled by a revolt Very rare Discussion Questions What is Comparative Politics? What are the challenges that Middle East scholars face within comparative politics? How has the study of the Middle East changed since 9/11? What are the main issues facing the Middle East today? What is Comparative Politics Based on the concept of comparing things (cases) o Countries o Cities o Organizations o Individuals
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSC 001 taught by Professor Teitelbaum during the Spring '08 term at GWU.

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