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Topic 2: Introduction to Comparative Politics
- "Comparative Politics and the Comparative Method"
- "Is a Science of Comparative Politics Possible?" (Chapter 10 in Philosophy, Politics and Society by Peter Laslett (ed.)
- "Incorporating Comparison within a World-Historical Perspective: An Alternative Comparative Method"
- Mair, P. (1998), “Comparative Politics, an Overview”, Goodin, Robert E. and Hans-Dieter Klingemann, A New Handbook of Political Science, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1998, pp. 309-335.
Topic 3: Understanding the State
Topic 4: Neoliberal Capitalism
Topic 5: Varieties of Capitalism
Topic 6: The 2009 Crisis and Its Aftermath
Topic 7: Crisis in the Eurozone
Topic 8: Democracy
Topic 9: Politics of the Right
Topic 10: Politics of the Left
Topic 11: The Crisis of the Welfare State
Topic 12: History and Social Science
Topic 13: Review and Wrap-up