Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2098: Comparative Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Lamprini Rori (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


In Comparative Politics, our focus is the origins and effects of national democratic institutions. Using the comparative method, our goal is to understand the differences between forms of government and what effects they have within the polity. We will compare democracies with other regimes, and will also look at variation within democratic states. You will learn different theoretical schools or approaches within comparative politics, as well as a consideration of the relative merits of these approaches in answering different questions about democratic institutions.

No prior knowledge skills or experience are required to take this module and it is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students. The module is suitable for students studying Politics and History.

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