Undergraduate Modules

Party Politics: Competition, Strategies and Campaigns

This module provides an in-depth analysis of party politics. It offers a detailed exposition of the multiple issues related with parties, looking at the interactions both within and outside parties. The module covers key aspects of party politics such as the different types of parties, their organization, party membership, types of party systems, political competition and issue positioning, campaign strategies, formation of new parties, the effects of cleavages, coalition formation, party financing and the number of parties.

Third Year Module
Semester One
Module Code POL3119


  • 11 two-hour seminars


  • 1500 word essay
  • 2500 word essay