POL401H1: Political Parties in Comparative Perspective

Hours

24S

Course surveys the main puzzles and theories on the origins, nature and effects of parties and party systems. We explore how institutions, societal cleavages and strategic action shape parties. We study the impact of parties on policy outcomes, and we examine issues of party collapse, ethnic parties, clientelism, and dominant parties.

Prerequisite
2.0 POL credits
Distribution Requirements
Social Science
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)