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Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is to introduce students to key methodological and theoretical debates that underpin comparative research. The module will familiarize students with some of the main issues in comparative politics, such as how to compare countries, what is nationalism, and how to explain democratization. Students are expected to prepare a substantial piece of academic work that is well argued and well researched.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should possess an excellent knowledge of key methodological debates in comparative politics and skills of comparative analysis which enable them to analyze, interpret and compare a number of countries. They should also have an understanding of key issues in comparative politics and the ability to produce an analytical piece of comparative research.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 hour seminar per week in Term 2

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PO934-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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