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I- Comparative politics and comparative governments: Distinctions and Similarities in basic implications. II- Major approaches: I. Traditional Historical Legal and institutional Philosophical II. Behavioural/ post behavioral Objectives Methods Problems Issues III- Political system (System analysis approach) i) Meaning, definitions, and characteristics ii) Structural and functional aspects with reference to Eastern, almonds and Verba’s perspectives iii) Classification of political systems IV- Political change i) Political development ii) Political modernization V- Political legitimacy Democracy and Dictatorship

Course Synopsis

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to acquaint the students with the major concepts and themes/problems of Comparative Politics. It is also intended to make them aware of the nature and problems of political development.

Course Learning Outcomes

Discuss the theory and apply the methodology of comparative analysis within the discipline of political science. Analyze and compare the traditional and behavioral studies and apply it on the recent political systems To understand the importance of political systems, political cultures, political behavior in different countries having authoritarian, democratic, parliamentary, presidential systems. Make a comparative analysis of the role of various institutions like the legislature, executive, judiciary, military, and bureaucracy. Compare the roles and working of all institutions and organizations in different political systems that how they work in authoritarian and democratic states. Analyze the political behaviors and political ideas of various democratic and authoritarian states by comparing these attributes to the U.S, China, Russia, Spain, Canada, UK, Pakistan, and Indian models. Discuss the Political parties, pressure and interest group role in government elections. Differentiate parties and group types on the continuum of interest groups and social movement organizations. Compare and Recount the process of political socialization and political communication in the 21st century. Find and compare research using public opinion data to answer a substantive question regarding political behavior in Pakistan and critically analyze its results. Analyze contemporary problems in the countries under consideration in light of the conceptual frameworks presented in the class. demonstrate critical thinking, including the ability to form an argument, detect fallacies, and martial evidence, about key issues of public policy and politics. List the differences between scholarly and popular publications in Comparative Politics. Use the Internet and library search tools to find sites on government, international humanitarian organizations, and newspapers originating from their topic country. Deliver thoughtful and well-articulated presentations of research findings.

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