Comparative Politics - Pol S 241
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main course-page for Pol S 241: Introduction to Comparative Government and
Politics taught by C. L. Ball.
Team 2 & 3 Essay #2 Ready at 503 Ross Hall.
Final Exam Essay Info
Newly Revised Office Hours Next Week
Fifth Team Essay #2 Information
Kotkin Lecture Supplementary Credit
To replace one quiz grade from quizes # 4-6, attend the lecture by Prof. Stephen Kotkin on 14 April, 8pm at the Sun Room in the Memorial Union, and email me by 15 April, 8 pm the following:
Links on Islam
Saint Martin's College has a useful overview of world religions. The section on Islam is helpful for mapping the diversity, but clicking on almost any of the world religions will reveal multiple sects and sub-divisions. In the European Protestantism section, note the number of nationally constituted churches.
Quiz #5 Info
For Chap. 12: Ideology, you are only responsible for:
Question #4 on federalism and secession caused some problems. It was graded generously.
Readings for the next two weeks have been revised along the lines posted below.. I have updated the html and pdf syllabus on this site and on the WebCT site to reflect these changes, so you can download a new version of the syllabus if you prefer.
22 & 24 Feb.
1 & 3 Mar. (4th Class Quiz)
There is an error in the reading for this week 8 & 10 Feb: Democracy. The syllabus says to read p.342-451, but it should be 442-451. Otherwise, you would have to read over 100 pages.
Europe's Political Evolution
Nigerian Constitutional Debate
The BBC reports that Nigeria's president has called for a national conference to consider a new constitution for Nigeria. The current one was established under military rule.
CP-relevant Asian Tsunami Links
A tsunami warning system requires more than just sensor equipment, as this BBC News article discusses.
This NPR broadcast discusses the infrastructural problems that developing countries face in preparing for and responding to national disasters.