Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2098: Comparative Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Overview

NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Cristiana Olcese ()

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

In Comparative Politics, our focus is the origins and effects of national political institutions. Using the comparative method, our goal is to understand the differences between forms of government and what effects they have within the polity. We will compare different types of regime, including democracies, hybrid regimes and authoritarian regimes, but also look at variation within these regime types. You will learn different theoretical schools or approaches within comparative politics, as well as a consideration of the relative merits of these approaches in answering different questions about political institutions.

No prior knowledge skills or experience are required to take this module and it is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students. The module is suitable for students studying Politics and History.

Module created

24/07/2017

Last revised

17/03/2022