POLS315-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Global Politics: Continuity and Change in the Politics of Contemporary Democracies

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


This seminar course is an in-depth comparative analysis of the political processes, behaviour, and institutions in industrial democracies. The course considers the numerous avenues through which citizens influence politics and policy-making and considers the implications of formal institutional structures and informal forms of participation. In this seminar, we will survey (i) the historical, geographic, and economic context, (ii) institutions and electoral processes, and (iii) recent transformations and future challenges of modern industrial democracies.


Any 30 points at 200 level from POLS, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA, or
the Schedule V of the BCom.


Alex Tan


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Reading Summary 10% 600-750 word
Class participation 10%
Mid-term 'in-class' test 19 Aug 2020 35%
End of term 'in-class' test 14 Oct 2020 45%

Textbooks / Resources

Readings will be provided by the instructor through the class LEARN site or are available through the UC library.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,553.00

International fee $6,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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