POLS 404: Comparative Politics (3) (F)
Search for similarities and differences between political systems, their environments, and structures. Examination of the functions of political systems (such as socialization, recruitment and communications), process functions (such as interest articulation, interest aggregation, policy making and policy implementation and adjudication), and policy functions (such as extraction, regulation and distribution). Systematic evaluation of how and why capitalist democracies differ and how differences in political representation, political design, and historical experience produce widely differing patterns of policy making. Discussion of area studies (Britain, France, Germany, Japan, China, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, Russia, India, Egypt, and the United States. No Prerequisite.