Note that this will be adjusted as the course proceeds. Revisions will be posted here.

The sequence can be thought of as moving back and forth between emphasis on institutions (ways of organizing social behaviour), processes (ways in which action is taken), outcomes (results of actions), and analytical tools, concepts, and methods for understanding all of the foregoing.

  1. Introduction, theory and method (Last)
  2. The state (Last)
  3. Regimes and transitions (Casey + Cheong)
  4. Democracy and dictatorship (Coram + D’Amore)
  5. Development and change (Khan + Lamport)
  6. Government and federalism (Marshall+ Montague)
  7. Elections (Carmichael + Bourdeau)
  8. Force and violence in politics (Cheong + Casey)
  9. Culture and social capital (D’Amore + Coram)
  10. Parties and ideologies (Lamport + Khan)
  11. Political behaviour (Montague + Marshall)
  12. War, revolution, and secession (Bourdeau + Carmichael)
  13. Exam review (Murray, Wery, Williams)