Undergraduate Modules

Comparative Politics: Citizens, States, Power and Protest

This module introduces students to the theories and methods of conducting comparative political analysis through an examination of democracy. The module allows students with some experience of comparative politics from Level One to build on and deepen existing knowledge. Topics include: governance, bureaucracy, the mass media, interest groups, political parties, and electoral systems. Examples are drawn from many countries and students are encouraged to use examples from their own country, if appropriate.

Second Year Module
Semester One
Module Code POL226


  • 11 one-hour lectures
  • 11 one-hour seminars


  • One 2000 word essay
  • One exam