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City Planning and Urban Studies


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University of New Orleans
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Urbn 1000 - Introduction to Cities
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Political Science 2600 476 Introduction to Comparative Politics Fall 2017 Every civilization sees itself as the center of the world and writes its history as the central drama of human history Samuel P Huntington Instructor Office Office Hours Office Phone Maria L Pisaneschi mpisanes uno edu 256 F Milneburg Hall inside the Political Science office by appointment only 504 280 1050 Course Description POLI 2600 is an overview of the comparative politics field readings will include different topics that are important to the field and shape comparative politics Topics will include the formation of states society and politics government institutions different economic systems different political systems and regimes developed and less developed countries political violence and globalization and its consequences Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to Differentiate between different political systems and institutions Understand the different terms and concepts utilized in the comparative politics field Demonstrate knowledge of existing debates in the field based on assigned readings Posit your own opinions on the different political systems as well as the benefits and disadvantages found within each one Textbook O Neal Patrick H 2015 Essentials of Comparative Politics 5th edition New York W W Norton Company ISBN 978 0 393 93897 5 Articles posted on Moodle Acemoglu Daron 2003 Root Causes A Historical Approach to Assessing The Role of Institutions in Economic Development Finance and Development 27 30 Baldwin Kate and John D Huber 2010 Economic vs Cultural Difference Forms of Ethnic Diversity And Public Goods Provision American Political Science Review 104 4 644 662 Bremmer Ian and Nouriel Roubini 2011 A G Zero World The New Economic Club Will Produce Conflict Not Cooperation Foreign Affairs 90 2 2 7 Crenshaw Martha 1981 The Causes of Terrorism Comparative Politics 13 4 279 399 Gat Azar 2007 The Return of Authoritarian Powers Foreign Affairs 86 4 59 69 He Baogang and Mark E Warren 2011 Authoritarian Deliberation The Deliberative Turn in Chinese Political Development Perspectives on Politics 9 2 269 289 Hoffman Stanley 2002 Clash of Globalizations Foreign Affairs 81 4 104 115 Iverson Torben and David Soskice 2006 Electoral Institution and the Politics of Coalitions Why Some Democracies Redistribute More than Others American Political Science Review 100 2 165 181 Krastev Ivan 2011 Paradoxes of the New Authoritarianism Journal of Democracy 22 2 5 16 Krugman Paul 1994 The Myth of Asia s Miracle Foreign Affairs 73 6 62 78 Levitsky Steven and Lucan A Way 2002 The Rise of Competitive Authoritarianism Journal of Democracy 13 2 51 65 Olson Mancur 1993 Democracy Dictatorship and Development American Political Science Review 87 3 567 576 Schmitter Philippe C and Terry Lynn Karl 1991 What Democracy is and is Not Journal of Democracy 2 3 3 16 Moodle Students are required to have internet access for this course Students are responsible for regularly accessing Moodle Power Points for all the chapters as well as articles and chapter quizzes will be in Moodle Additionally announcements and email communications from the instructor will be in Moodle Please make sure you have access to a stable internet connection LOSS OF INTERNET CONNECTION WILL NOT BE AN ACCECTABLE EXCUSE FOR LATE OR MISSED ASSIGNMENTS Grading Final grades are calculated based on the following BREAKDOWN Participation Attendance Quizzes Postings Midterm Final 10 15 15 30 30 SCALE A 90 100 B 80 89 C 70 79 D 60 69 F 59 and below Attendance University Policy requires that attendance be documented You are expected to log into Moodle at least once a week Your attendance will be tracked via your log in Assignments Quizzes assigned for the week will become available the Monday of the week and close on that Friday at 5pm the weekly quiz must be completed by Friday at 5pm to receive credit The quizzes are timed allowing 30 minutes for completion The chapter power points will remain available at all times Week 15 Nov 20 24 An optional quiz will be posted this grade will replace the lowest quiz grade Postings Week 7 September 25 29 you are required to find and post an article or video from a reputable source not The Onion or Wikipedia and a short paragraph at least 3 4 sentences justifying its relevance to comparative politics Week 12 October 30 November 3 you are required to read the Gat He and Warren articles posted in Moodle and post 2 paragraphs of 5 6 lines each which summarize the main points and arguments of each article Week 14 Nov 13 17 you are required to find and post an article or video from a reputable source not The Onion or Wikipedia and a short paragraph at least 3 4 sentences justifying its relevance to comparative politics such as New York Times Associated Press CNN Please contact instructor with any questions Exams Mid Term Will be administered the week of October 2 6 exact date time format to be determined Final Will be administered the week of December 4 8 exact date time format to be determined Academic Integrity Academic integrity is fundamental to the process of learning and evaluating academic performance Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to the following cheating plagiarism tampering with academic records and examinations falsifying identity and being an accessory to acts of academic dishonesty Refer to the Student Code of Conduct for further information Accommodations for Students with Disabilities It is University policy to provide on a flexible and individualized basis reasonable accommodations to students who have disabilities that may affect their ability to participate in course activities or to meet course requirements Students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Services as well as their instructors to discuss their individual needs for accommodations For more information please go to the Office of Disability Services website Online Student Verification Procedures To ensure academic integrity all students enrolled in distance learning courses at the University of New Orleans may be required to participate in additional student identification procedures At the discretion of the faculty member teaching the course these measures may include on campus proctored examinations off site or online proctored examinations or other reasonable measures to ensure student identity Authentication


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