Lecture 1 September 1

Lecture 1 September 1 - Political Science 103 Introduction...

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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)
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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) International politics is the study of political phenomena that are predominantly between country relationships. Politics among Nations, Hans Morgenthau (1948)
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On this view of Political Science Comparative Politics (within nations) International Politics (between nations) Political Economy Revolution Environmental Politics Conflict Foreign Policy International Organizations Elections Party Systems Executive- Legislative Relations Interest Groups Legislatures
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An alternative definition… Comparative politics is the study of political phenomena in every country except the one in which the student resides. It’s the study of
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