Lecture 2_students - Introduction: Comparative political...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Introduction: Comparative political institutions PS361 / August 23
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Comparative politics n CP: Seeks to explain the variation in outcomes among political units (countries) on consequential research and policy questions i.e. Why are some countries democratic but others are not? Sudan: one of the least free states Kenya: stable free democracy since independence
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Comparative politics n Democracy (Polity index)
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Comparative politics n CP: Seeks to explain the variation in outcomes among political units (countries) on consequential research and policy questions i.e. How could the Asian Tigers achieve economic growth? Thailand: > 5% each year (~ 1997) Myanmar: < 5%, sometimes negative
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Comparative politics n Economic growth in East Asia
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n CP: Seeks to explain the variation in outcomes among political units (countries) on consequential research and policy questions i.e. Why is the U.S. more unequal than European countries? US: Top 10% rich people have 30% of total income
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