Comparative politics


Comparative Politics

Our Comparative Politics subfield studies politics across a wide range of places and contexts, at the national, subnational and even international levels. Comparativists engage in qualitative and quantitative research, inquiring into such questions as why some places have strong and others weak states, why democracy emerges in some places and autocracy in others, what causes revolutions and regime transition, as well as on how political parties represent interests and how policymaking works across different contexts. Current areas of departmental research in comparative politics include comparative public policy, politics in Latin America, the Middle East and Australia, human rights and human security, political violence, political parties and federalism.

Regina Cochrane

International Development, Comparative Politics of Social Justice, Global Justice

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Susan Franceschet

Comparative Public Policy, Women and Politics, Gender Policy in Latin America, Gender and Executive Office

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Maureen Hiebert

Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Political Violence, Comparative Law and Politics

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Tareq Y. Ismael

Foreign Policies, Domestic Politics of Middle Eastern Countries

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Pablo Policzer

Comparative Politics in Latin America, Human Rights, Violence and Security

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Roberta Rice

Indigenous Movements, Latin American Politics, Protest and Democracy, Identity Politics, Civil Society and Collective Action

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Anthony Sayers

Political Parties, Electoral Systems, Federalism, Australian Politics

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Melanee Thomas

Gender and Politics, Elections, Political Behaviour and Public Opinion, Political Parties

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