GOVT 339

Theories of Comparative Politics

Prerequisite: GOVT 122. How and why did the modern state emerge? Why do some states fare better than others economically? Why does democracy take root in some states but not in others? Why do some states experience violence and civil war? This course discusses other major questions, theories, and scholars of comparative politics. Offered alternate years. This course cannot be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option. V.4

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