POLS 2950D: Intro to Winter Term - York University

POLS 2950D: Intro to Winter Term - York University

POLS 2950D: Intro to Winter Term Jan. 5 Required Text Book Kesselman, Mark; Joel Krieger and William A. Joseph. 2009. Introduction to Comparative Politics. Brief Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available in York bookstore. Additional Required Readings

We will be reading two chapters from the Fall term textbook. Additional required readings come from academic journals. These journals are available via the library catalogue. Note: search via the journal title under e-resources, e.g. Latin American Research Review, NACLA Report on the Americas, Review of African Political

Economy The Journal of Asian Studies, etc. http://www.library.yorku.ca/ccm/Home/eResources/ Winter Term Syllabus Posted on the course website: http://www.yorku.ca/mcooke/pols2950d/syllabus.htm Assignments

The Winter Term Essay assignment is 12-15 pages and is due April 5. Note: According to the Registrars office this is the last date to submit work for the term. Essays will not be accepted after this date. Essays can be handed in before that date. http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/importantdates/fw09.htm The final exam will be held during the formal exam

period: April 7-23. Kesselman et al., Introduction to Comparative Politics. We are looking at the following countries this term: Britain, France, Russia, Mexico, South Africa, India and China. (we are skipping the chapter on Iran).

Kesselman et al., Introduction to Comparative Politics. Kesselman et al., categorize these countries as: Consolidated democracies: Britain, France, India. Transitional democracies: Mexico and Russia. Authoritarian regimes: China (and Iran). Kesselman et al., Introduction to Comparative Politics.

Kesselman et al., focus on these themes throughout the text, in looking at each case study: A World of States (The Making of the Modern State) Governing the Economy (Political Economy and Development) The Democratic Idea (Governance and Policy-Making) The Politics of Collective Identity (Representation and Participation)

Additional Required Readings Generally, the additional required readings go into greater detail on a particular theme, particularly Political Economy and

Development or The Democratic Idea. A common thread throughout the readings is the connection between political economy (economic factors, economic development) and democracy.

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • How Pre-Hispanic Art Appears Thematically in Mexican American Art

    How Pre-Hispanic Art Appears Thematically in Mexican American Art

    Lecture 10: Film Theory Professor Aaron Baker * Eisenstein's Dialectical Montage (Editing) Discontinuity Editing Shots Not Fit Together to Tell Story Shots in Conflict Based on Dialectic: -Thesis/Antithesis = Synthesis Karl Marx's Principle of History -Workers/Owners = Revolution Battleship Potemkin...
  • Chapter 7 Just-in-Time and Lean Systems Operations Management

    Chapter 7 Just-in-Time and Lean Systems Operations Management

    PowerPoint Presentation by R.B. Clough - UNH ... Poka-yoke (fail-safe all processes) Preventive maintenance- scheduled Work environment- everything in its place, a place for everything Respect for People: The Role of Employees Genuine and meaningful respect for associates Willingness to...
  • Assessment In Early Childhood Education

    Assessment In Early Childhood Education

    Overview Definition Transition services Interest inventories Prevocational and employability skills Work sample evaluation Situational and on-the-job assessment Overview Measures the broad range of practical life skills necessary for living and working as an adult Career assessment measures the skills necessary...
  • Urban Economics, Ninth Edition, Chapter 20

    Urban Economics, Ninth Edition, Chapter 20

    The Tiebout model is a formal model of interjurisdictional mobility. The simple version of the Tiebout model is based on five assumptions. 1.Municipal choice. A household chooses the municipality (or school district or other local jurisdiction) that provides the household's...
  • SPO Strategic 5 Year Plan Rev. 0 Judy Wente

    SPO Strategic 5 Year Plan Rev. 0 Judy Wente

    SPO Organization Chart-Summary . Procure AZ . Christy Garza. Technology . Joel Munter. Physical Commodities. Punit Chhabra. State Compliance Office. Jason Rutka
  • Six Metaphors of False Teachers

    Six Metaphors of False Teachers

    We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. As Christians, we have gone from death to life. If we fail to continue in the Christian life, would we not be considered twice dead?...
  • Radio Emission and Jets from Galactic Microquasars Elena ...

    Radio Emission and Jets from Galactic Microquasars Elena ...

    Black hole X-ray binaries in the radio/X-ray domain: a statistical approach Gallo et al. in prep. Black hole X-ray binaries in the radio/X-ray domain: a statistical approach Black Holes vs Neutron Stars I. Black points: BHs Red points: NS atoll...
  • Market Brief : Penetrasi Pasar Komponen Elektronik dan

    Market Brief : Penetrasi Pasar Komponen Elektronik dan

    IndustriSemikonduktordi Malaysia. Malaysia merupakansalahsatutempatunggulandiduniabagaiaktivitasperakitan, pengecekandanpengemasansemikonduktordenganperusahaan ...