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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, orany 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA, orLAWS, GEOG, orthe Schedule V of the BCom.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
General Notes As this is a seminar course, there are on average three (3) required readings per week that students will be expected to have read on the day the readings are assigned.  Students are expected to be in attendance in class and be prepared to discuss the readings.  Students who are still enrolled after the end of the second week of term are assumed to have read and understood and agreed to abide to all the requirements for the completion of this course.
Readings will be provided by the instructor through the class LEARN site or are available through the UC library.
Domestic fee $1,641.00
International fee $7,500.00
* 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.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences