PSC380.21 Comparative Politics: Political Parties and Party Systems

Parties, party systems, and electoral politics have been studied extensively by political scientists, especially by those specializing in the field of comparative politics. The wide scholarly attention given to parties is due to the fact that they exist in most regions of the world and in both democratic and authoritarian systems. By the end of the course, students are expected to have a good understanding of the origins and development of parties and party systems, their roles in different types of political systems, the internal life of party organizations, the reasons for the success or failure of parties in electoral politics, and the causes of change and continuity in party systems. (POL 2024)

Department: Political Science

Location: Istanbul

Credits: 3