Course materials for current students.
Week 4 – May 12
- Read p.8. In Lim. Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues, 2nd ed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2010.
- Read Ch.1 (pp.1-15) and the introduction to Ch.8 (pp.129-135). In Gaddis. The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past. New York: Oxford UP, 2002.
- Read Chs.9, 10, and 19 (sections 211-221) in Locke. Second Treatise of Government. Urbana, IL: Project Gutenberg, 2005.
Week 3 – May 5
- Readings from Hobbes. Leviathan. Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg, 2002.
- Read Introduction to Research. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Library, n.d..
- ++Handout. Dvorsky. “12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World“. Gizmodo. 12 June 2014.
- ++ Handout. Hunter College. “Student Stases Exercise“.
Week 2 – April 28, 2021
- Read the first sections in Chapter 14: 14.1 Power and Authority and 14.2 Types of Political Systems. In Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World. Minneapolis: UMinn Libraries, 2016.
- Read Ch.1, “The State and Sovereignty’ (PDF here). In Harrison and Boyd. Understanding Political Ideas and Movements. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2018.
- Read the article. Boissoneault. “When a Country Is Not a Country.” The Morning News, February 4, 2015.
- ++Handout. From Ellickson. Order Without Law. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1991.
Week 1 – April 21, 2021
- What Is Sovereignty (video). In World101, How the World Works, and Sometimes Doesn’t. From the Council on Foreign Relations.