This course is a comparative study of the main political systems, institutions and structures through which contemporary societies are governed. These include constitutional frameworks, executives, legislatures, judiciaries and bureaucracies. The class will cover six real-world government examples with their distinctive and unique social, political and cultural settings: Industrialized Democracies (United States, Great Britain); Current & Former Communist Regimes (Russia and China); and The Less Developed Countries (Nigeria and South Africa). These countries are chosen to reflect regional variations, but more importantly, to illustrate how important concepts operate both similarly and differently in various regime types (democracies, authoritarian states, hybrid regimes, etc.).
Lecturer: Ms. Y. Phillis
Period: Term 4
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