Comparative politics


This class aims to reexamine the major themes of political sociology from a comparative perspective. How do the comparative approach and the choices for comparison influence the analyses produced? How well do theories and analytical frameworks developed in specific fields and contexts apply to other environments, especially outside the Western world?

Form of assessment

The number of ECTS credits and the assessment methods are likely to be different for students in credit exchange programmes.


  • Badie B. & Hermet G., La politique comparée, Paris, Armand Colin, 2001.
  • Gazibo M. & Jenson J., La politique comparée. Fondements, enjeux et approches théoriques, Montréal, Les presses de l’université de Montréal, 2004.
  • Morlino L., Introduction à la politique comparée, Colin, Cursus Science Politique, 2013.
  • Seiler D.L., La méthode comparative en science politique, Paris, Armand Colin, 2004.
  • Vigour C., La comparaison dans les sciences sociales. Pratiques et méthodes, Paris, Repère la Découverte, 2005.

Educational formula

This class consists of a lecture. Each theme is presented with a PowerPoint that is available on the class’ Moodle space. To prepare the sessions beforehand and study the themes further afterward, additional readings (imposed or recommended) can be downloaded on Moodle.

In brief

Year Fourth year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 3.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activityLecture course

ValidationFinal written examination

Mandatory teaching

Open to exchange students



Educational manager :
Thiriot Céline [+]