This course provides a conceptual and theoretical framework for comparing the processes and institutions of different political systems. The course helps to clarify how each system works by seeing both its similarities and differences with other
systems; and seeks to discover general truths about what is both possible and desirable in political systems by
understanding, for example, how the holders of sovereign power in liberal democracies, authoritarian states and military
regimes gain, exercise and maintain their positions.
- Teacher: Berna Numan