Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

PS 470 Theories of Comparative Politics

Examines the evolution of the theories and methods of comparative politics, addressing both the recent history of the discipline and the current state of its practices. Topics include: the behavioral revolution, political development, the role of state, the new institutionalism, and the state-in-society approaches. Also offered for graduate-level credit as PS 570 and may be taken only once for credit. Expected preparation: PS 204.


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