POLIS 1104 - Comparative Politics of Rising Powers

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

The Rise of China, India and Brazil, alongside other regional powers such as Japan, Russia, Iran and Nigeria, has raised questions about the United States' continued dominance in global politics and economics. It has also opened a debate about competing models of political and socio-economic development and their effectiveness in promoting economic growth, political stability and social equity. Employing theories, concepts and methods of Comparative Politics, this course compares and contrasts the developmental paths taken by old (the United Kingdom and the United States) and new powers. While analysing their political history, political and economic systems, as well as social issues, it also reflects upon the policy-making processes, the efficacy of diverse political and economic arrangements and solutions to critical social problems people around the world face in the early 21st century.

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