Power and the State

As taught Autumn Semester 2010
Professor Steven Fielding, School of Politics and International Relations

The module compares and contrasts political decision-making structures in a variety of contexts, with the aim of analyzing questions of power within and across nation states.

Educational Aims

The module gives students an introduction to comparative politics – and so forms the basis for later and more detailed studies in the second and third years. It encompasses numerous examples to help students understand similarities and differences between governments as practiced in the United Kingdom and abroad. More particularly, and most importantly, the module introduces students to the basic methods of comparative politics.

Module Code:M11003 (10 credits), M11153 (15 credits)
Suitable for study at: Undergraduate level 1
Method and Frequency of Class: 1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Target Students: Politics and European Politics students. There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Offering School: Politics and International Relations