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About The Field

Broadly defined, the field of Comparative Politics studies political institutions (their emergence, survival, and collapse); the causes and consequences of social identities and political ideologies (their emergence, relative salience, and interaction with political institutions) and political mobilization (in both its violent and nonviolent forms) across different regions, countries, and historical periods. The scholars in the field use, and often combine, a wide variety of methodological approaches that include various quantitative methods, qualitative comparison of historical as well as recent cases (including process tracing); field research/ethnography, field experiments, as well as archival research.

Students should refer to the Registrar's Field of Study Guide for definitive field requirements in a given academic year.

Current Students and Alumni

Ella Duncan

Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD)
Class Year: 2020