The Comparative Politics track unites two sub-fields within Political Science: comparative government and political sociology. The track aims to attract scholars who are interested in institutional frameworks and their cultural underpinnings in modern politics.
In this regard, the fundamental goal is to prepare students in explaining variance in institutional settings and identify regularities in political behavior. Thus, for the most part teaching on the track focuses on the interaction between political institutions and citizens.
Study on the track utilizes comparative, statistical, experimental, case study and qualitative methods. The track also accommodates thematic studies with global, regional, and national foci.
You can browse the courses offered here: Courses hosted by Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations.
Who should apply?
The track welcomes applications in the following research areas:
- Political culture
- European politics
- Comparative method
- Social movements
- Parties and interest groups
- Political psychology
- Institutional change
- Political behavior
- Public opinion