790-103+Lc01f09 - Political Science 103 Introduction to...

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Political Science 103 Introduction to Comparative Politics Sections 1-9 Prof. Douglas Blair
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Today’s Agenda Administrative Matters What is Comparative Politics?
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Textbook Clark, Golder, and Golder, Principles of Comparative Politics
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The secrets of success Keep current in your work: text readings assignments Don’t miss lectures. Form a study group. Diagnose and resolve your problems quickly. Stay in touch with us: Use the office hours held by the TAs. Use my office hours. Use the electronic resources provided to you. Expect to spend 3 to 4 hours on this course for every hour you are in class.
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What Is Comparative Politics? Comparative politics is a subfield of political science. Political theory International relations Comparative politics American Politics (Public law) (Women and politics) Scholars have come up with at least three different ways of defining our subfield of comparative politics.
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A first definition Comparative politics is the study of political phenomena that are predominantly within country relationships. Politics within Nations, Joseph LaPalombara (1974)
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