The course introduces key themes in comparative political systems as they impact government, societies, and statist vs. non-statist countries. It focuses on political regimes and transitions; political instability and conflict; governance and its components; political demands, distribution and re-distribution of public inputs and outputs. Methods consider rational choice, culture/history, game theory, rationality vs. human behavior, principal/agent; structure/agency; institutionalism and network theory.
- Instructor: Yevgenya Paturyan
This is an introductory course that will examine the history and recent developments in development of the discipline of public administration, mostly drawing from the