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GOVERNMENT

GOVT-432
Political Institutions and Processes in Selected Countries (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. The nature of political institutions and processes of specific countries, such as Great Britain, Germany, France, the former Soviet Union, Israel, Iran, Greece, India, Turkey, and Mexico. Prerequisite: GOVT-130 or GOVT-231 or GOVT-232, and minimum 2.5 GPA.

GOVT-432
002
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Political Institutions and Processes in Selected Countries (3)

Politics and Public Policy in Israel

Israel's parliamentary democracy is a mosaic in which ethnic, class, religious, national and migration considerations play a dynamic part in the intricacies of the political system. This course provides an overview of the geopolitical history of Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict from the pre-state era until the present, and also an introduction to the principles that guide Israel's political system and the cleavages in Israeli society which greatly affect developments and trends in politics and policy.

GOVT-432
003
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Political Institutions and Processes in Selected Countries (3)

Chinese Politics: Structure, Institution, Culture, and Change

This course is an introduction to the evolution and change in modern Chinese politics since the Opium War in the 1840s. In addition to comprehensive introductions on various significant events in modern Chinese politics, the course pays close attention to how transformed social structures, institutions, and even political culture had shaped the political development in China. The course covers political and economic reforms in the late Qing dynasty, the Xinhai Revolution, the Communist Revolution, the totalitarian state established by the Chinese Communist Party, the political process and relations between the state and society in the 1950s and 1960s, the Cultural Revolution, and the political implications and consequences of the reforms undertaken in the post-Mao era.