Comparative Politics - 790: 103 (Section 08) Department of Political Science Rutgers University New Brunswick Spring 2009 Syllabus -tentative and subject to change-
Prof. Patricia T Young Email: [email protected] Class location: Murray Hall
Democratic states and democratizing states are not the same.
Democratic states have rules and regulations embedded into society
and you follow them.
Democratization states generally means that liberalization of sociopolitical institutions, b
January 25, 2016 Past and Present (Howard Wiarda)
Grand theory Our in the beginning scenario. Grand theory was
understood as modernization theory and they went hand in hand.
This idea comes about post cold war period. Western Europe, Canada,
Comparative politics is a field of study, but even more so it is a methodology.
The comparative method is used traditionally to study comparative political systems.
Comparative politics can be the study of anything in political science.
01/27/2016 Assessing The Quality of Democracy
The most important element of a democratic government is: the
presence of free and fair elections
Institutional arrangement for arriving at political decisions in which
individuals acquire the power to decid
Modern British political economy throughout the 20th century was
characterized by a balance between state intervention and embracing the
Social welfare democracy aka Collectivist Consensus (1945-1979)
Margret Thatcher has had a
Germany: The big picture:
Successful establishment of parliamentary democracy only after
great political fluctuations, two major wars, foreign occupation,
and territorial fragmentation.
Reunification has not brought stability either (discrep
India has (except for 2 years) has been a democracy.
It is known as such.
It can be viewed as a relatively successful democracy.
But how does that happen?
3 Themes to Modern Indian Politics:
Political struggles in poor democracies are esp
Usually the starting point for comparative politics are the basic facts
because of their unity and stability.
Great Britain politics is the starting point for a lot of places to develop
their idea of politics because it was the first.
02/29/2016 (The Movie)
Robert Moses embodies the essence of 19th century liberal elitism.
As a state official and public servant, the man has a mission and goal to
make the society a better one.
Usually a 19th century liberal disdains the public and lo
Within west Germany that the foundations of modern democracy are
By the mid/late 1950s, Germany has both contestation and
participation embedded deeply into society.
Rule of law: The basic law takes a number of ideas from the Weim
Book Notes for the 10/6-10/8
Current Strains on the Social Market Economy:
Social market economy have faced many restrains
o Rise of new competitors, challenge of free market ideas, difficulties of German
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790-103 Introduction to Comparative Politics
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INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS Political Science 790:103:01 Spring Semester, 2009 Benjamin A. Peters [email protected] Office Hours: Thurs., 12-2pm Kreeger Learning Center Class Meetings Mon., 9:50-11:10am Thurs., 9:50-11:10am Voorhees Hal
o Identifications: You have to do SIX of them. Each one is 5 points
o Your IDs should be at least half a page (in the blue book).
o Single Member Plurality: In addition to defining it and the
countries involved, discuss the a