Comparative Politics Module Po

The need for clear conceptualization and clarity in situating the concept of governance in relation to key concepts in political science and public administration is even more urgent as research on governance proliferates. At the end of this module students will have acquired a detailed knowledge and understanding of the underlying concepts of This module will compare political systems across the globe, examining both authoritarian and democratic systems, although focusing more on the latter. In particular the distinction between majoritarian and consensus democracies will be explored. In addition, students will seek to identify and explain variations and similarities in parties and party systems, electoral systems and voting behaviour, constitutions, legislatures, executives.

Your dissertation gives you an opportunity for independent learning on a topic of your choice, with one-to-one supervision from a member of staff. You write a dissertation of up to 10,000 words, which is due at the end of the summer. In most cases you will study one module per component, but in some cases you may need to study more than one module. For example, a 30-credit component may comprise of either one 30-credit module, or two 15-credit modules, depending on the options available. A component may have a set module which you must study, or a number of modules from which you can choose.

LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course or by final examination at the end of the course . An indication of the formative coursework and summative assessment for each course can be found in the relevantcourse guide, which in 2020 took into account the provision of both online and on campus forms of teaching, learning and assessment.

Research or working experience that is relevant to your proposed study may provide further evidence of your academic potential. In the first year, you must complete the core classes and tutorials in comparative government and a programme of research methods training, which includes core courses in statistics and research design and specialised elective courses. Progression to the second year is conditional on satisfactory performance in the first. The MPhil will provide you with a solid foundation for a wide range of careers, including academic, professional, commercial, diplomatic and governmental positions. The MPhil in Politics is an advanced two-year graduate degree which provides training in research techniques and methodology and enables you to acquire substantive knowledge in this sub-area of the discipline.

Members of the group also have a range of geographic expertise and conduct research on political phenomena in Britain, Continental Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. However, members of the broader comparative politics group use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods in their research. We have a range of funding schemes to help progress individual careers and to support the wider development of the discipline. Our groups and networks are pushing the boundaries of specialist sub-fields of political science, helping to nurture diversity and inclusivity across the discipline. SAGE Knowledge is the premier social sciences platform for SAGE and CQ Press book, reference and video content. You should submit academic essays on any subject or theme within the discipline of politics but preferably ones that relate to your proposed field of study.

For more information about tuition fees and entry requirements, see the fees and funding and assessing your application sections. “Governance” has been criticized for the lack of clear definitional boundaries and concept stretching. If we call everything “governance,” there would be no possibility for differentiating it from government.

Our political scientists carry out cutting-edge research into institutions, public policy, elections, and public opinion. This includes the big questions of how institutional design impacts electoral integrity or political decision-making, what stimulates political and social trust, or how to explain ruptures in voting behaviour. Our highly respected theorists tackle timeless questions of justice, inequality and sustainability, applying critical and normative theory to contemporary problems such as environmental or security challenges.