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PSCI 240
Theories of Comparative Politics Spring 2020
Division II

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This course deals with the concepts that organize much of the contemporary study of comparative politics. The course discusses the purposes of states, the origins of capitalism, the relationship of states to capitalism, the connection between identities, cultures, and states, and the definition and nature of power. The readings include Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Karl Polanyi, Barrington Moore, Michel Foucault, and Edward Said.
The Class: Format: lecture; discussion
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3889
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: three papers
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Political Science majors
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: PSCI Comparative Politics Courses
PSCI Political Theory Courses

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