POLS4247 Comparative Electoral and Party Politics (3 units)
Elections and political parties are two central institutions of modern representative democracies. Elections decide who get to govern while political parties recruit candidates, compete for votes, and formulate policies for government action. Against this backdrop, the course is designed to familiarize and enhance students’ understanding on basic theories and examples of party system, election mechanics, and voting behavior. Moreover, the course will equip students with the knowledge to systematically interpret contemporary elections and parties from the comparative perspective.
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