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POLS1030 Comparative Politics

by: Janelle Darby

POLS1030 Comparative Politics POLS1030

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introduction notes for comparative politics that explain the origin of the study
Comparative contemporary Political Systems
G.W. jones
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Comparative Politics, Politics




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Date Created: 09/05/16
Intro Thursday, September 1, 2016 9:32 AM Arab spring, 2012  Dec 2010 Mohamed bouazizi set himself on fire to protest treatment by local officials in Tunisia  Protesters spread throughout Tunisia, to other states in the Middle East& North Africa  Several long- standing dictators were removed from power in the Arab spring  Is this the start of a new wave of democratization?  We must be cautious since there are multiple parallels to the European revolts in 1848  Mult tyrants ousted  Rev was followed by repression Social and political change occurs in ways that are difficult to predict What is comparative politics?  Comp poli:  study of poli phenomena that are predominantly w/in country relationships  The study of poli in every country except the one in which the student resides  Study of poli phenomena through the comp method i. Aristotles attempt to classify different constitutional forms and compare them  Subfield of poli sci  3 diff ways of defining comp poli Modern approach is reactive Unit of analysis  Defining a nation state  One where the great majority are conscious of a common identity and share the same culture  Nation V. State  State i. A political concept ii. Not subject to external control iii. May consist of one or more nations or peoples  Nation i. An ethnic concept ii. May or may not be independent for external control iii. My be made of several states  Sovereignty - w/in your boarders or state you have control  Diaspora- broader concept of people identifying themselves all over the world


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