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The purpose of the unit is to provide comparative analysis of different political regimes/systems, particularly among countries of the Global South. Comparative politics will be used to address such puzzles as varying degrees of democracy, political and social conflict, and wealth, and to inform debates about political reform for countries in transition to democracy. The unit will draw comparisons between countries that help us to understand differences between countries, political institutions and economic development.
Upon successful completion of the unit the student will be able to:
Within semester assessment: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.