Topics and Methods in Comparative Politics
(TMCP)

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The course has the same function as Comparative Political Research: to introduce and elaborate the fundamental methodological and topical concerns of comparative politics. Next to the standard methodological and institutional aspects, Topics and Methods in Comparative Politics also provides a platform for discussing issues related to the historical-cultural contexts of political processes. The first two-thirds of the course mainly targets specific
political institutions and patterns of political culture. The last section focuses on issues related to methods, epistemology and research design. The course-material will demonstrate through concrete research enterprises how political scientists build theories, test their hypotheses, design concepts or ascertain causal mechanisms.

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