Accueil > Comparative Politics


Type d'enseignement : Lecture and tutorials

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 48

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course aims to familiarize students with the discipline of comparative politics. We will discuss a wide variety of topics dealing with political institutions, actors and behavior. The course will enable students to learn how to compare political systems and phenomena, by discussing methods of comparative politics throughout the sessions. The methods are applied to examine variations in political institutions, actors and behavior across Europe as well as in comparison to a selection of extra-regional cases. By doing so, this course not only generates a wealth of information that helps to identify the key features of a specific region (Europe), but will also enable the students to understand and explain cross-regional similarities and differences.


DEISS-HELBIG, Elisa (research associate and lecturer, University of Stuttgart)

Required reading

  • Clark, William Roberts, Golder, Matt, and Golder, Sona Nadenichek. 2018. Principles of Comparative Politics. 3rd edition. Thousand Oaks: Sage
  • Caramani, Daniele (ed.). 2014. Comparative Politics. 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Gallagher, Michael, Laver, Michael, and Mair, Peter. 2011. Representative Governement in Europe. 5th edition. New York: Mc Graw Hill

Senior lecturers

  • ATTIEH HADDAD, Hala (Professor and research assistant)
  • MELLUL, Corinne (Lecturer in Political Science)