Comparative Politics

Track description

The Comparative Politics track focuses on comparative scholarly studies of political institutions, behavior, and processes. The track is open to applicants irrespectively of their methodological orientation and approach as long as they aim at rigorous, transparent, empirical analyses of any political phenomena.

We merely believe that empirical comparison across contexts is beneficial in any political research irrespectively of whether you are interested in democracies or non-democracies; political elites or citizens; comparative government, political sociology, political communication, economics, or cultural studies; nation-states, empires or local politics; qualitative analysis, experiments or survey data; to mention just a few possibilities.

The track offers a particularly large choice in advanced empirical methods courses and often involves students in joint research with faculty members.

Curriculum

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 behavior
  • European politics
  • Comparative method
  • Public opinion and voting behavior
  • Social movements
  • Parties and interest groups
  • Governance
  • Political communication
  • Political psychology
  • Institutional change

Track representative:
GABOR SIMONOVITS

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