New Study Guide for POLSC221: Introduction to Comparative Politics from Saylor

What is a tyranny of the majority and why did Plato and Alexis de Tocqueville fear its development in democratic government?

What protections did Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay discuss putting into place in the United States in The Federalist Papers? How did these theories come into play during the Arab Spring and post Soviet Russia?

Our subject matter expert, Dr. Ryan Opsal, from Florida International University, has created this comprehensive study guide that will help you understand comparative politics, pass the Saylor Academy final exam, earn the credit you need from our partner institutions, to help you on your path to success!

Introduction to Comparative Politics at Saylor Academy includes the following seven units:
Unit 1: Social Science and Comparative Politics
Unit 2: The Nation-State
Unit 3: Democratic States and Democratization
Unit 4: Comparing Political Structures and Institutions
Unit 5: Political Behavior
Unit 6: Comparing Ideology, Policy, and Decision Making
Unit 7: Comparative Case Studies

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Happy studying!!

Christine Mullins
Education Project Coordinator
Saylor Academy

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