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Comparative & Developmental Politics – I


The objective of this course is to make the students aware about the basic concepts and terminology oftenly used in the study of political systems and processes commonly in all the societies. Further, the students are to be prepared for making meaningful comparisons of various political systems with reference to their political functions, structures, cultures, development, processes etc.


1. Approaches to comparative politics:

a. Traditional approach of its characteristics and critique.

b. Behavioral approach, its characteristics and critique.

2. Political system: definition, characteristics and functions. A detailed study of the models of political systems given by David Easton, and Almond Coleman.

3. Political Culture: meanings and scope, various kinds of political culture with reference to mass  participations and civil-military relations.

Credit hours/ Marks:- 04 Cr. Hrs.

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