Comparing Democracy and Government in World Politics

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Comparing Democracy and Government in World Politics

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    International Affairs, International Politics, International Relations, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 points at Stage I in Political Studies or Politics and International Relations or 60 points passed

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    How do political systems operate around the world? Examines political institutions and avenues for political participation across various countries and regime types. Explores issues like why democracies choose presidential systems over parliamentary systems, why proportional representation might be preferable to majoritarianism, why radical political parties emerge and, how and why we make cross-national comparisons.

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