Comparative Political Systems

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Comparative Political Systems

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    Government, International Politics, International Studies, Multicultural Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    The various forms of political systems in theory, principle and practice. Political systems in democracies, modern authoritarian states, military dictatorships, and other systems. Forms of representation, party political systems, elections and decision making. The working of the executive, legislative and judicial aspects of government and their inter ‐ relationship.

    Course Objectives

    • To see how various political concepts are put into practice.
    • To examine how politics works in various countries.

    Teaching Methods
    Lecture and discussion.

    Teaching Media
    Texts, transparencies, videos.

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