Taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica and may not be offered every semester. In this course, you will analyze various theoretical approaches used in the comparative study of political systems and the main methodological problems that they encounter. You will be introduced to the theory of groups, the elite, class systems, structural functionalism, and political culture. We will discuss the nature and dynamics of change in contemporary political regimes in the contexts of modernization and development and examine political change in democratic, authoritarian, and totalitarian regimes.
Course restriction: Matriculated Syracuse students may not earn credit for both this course and PSC 123.
Department: Political Science