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Comparative Politics

Comparative politics is the empirical study of political phenomena across national boundaries, using concepts and formulations that are, by necessity, applicable across multiple countries. Michigan comparativists focus their work on specific methodological approaches and particular regions of the world. Their scholarly interests and involvement comprise East to South Asia, the Middle East, and all sections of Europe, Africa, and the Americas using a broad range of methodological approaches. Our graduate students bring a wonderfully diverse assortment of experiences and interests to their study, research, and teaching.