CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

The aim of this course is to introduce students with the core theories, concepts and approaches to comparative politics. The course covers four main themes: (i) comparative methodology and key concepts; (ii) political regimes; (iii) the behavioural school in comparative politics; (iv) the new institutionalism school in comparative politics. The core textbook is: Rod Hague & Martin Harrop (2010), Comparative Government & Politics. 8th edition.