AP Comparative Government and Politics

This is a one semester course that allows students to study and compare the government and politics of other countries. As students come to understand more of the political complexities of our global environment, they will come to understand that there are many similiarities and differences between the modern political systems that span the continents. Prerequisites: None, but successful completion of US History is recommended. This is a single semester course.

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ONE-SEMESTER COURSE

Unit 1: Introduction to Comparative Politics

  • Introduction
  • Methods of Comparison
  • States
  • Nations and Society
  • Political Economy
  • Political-Economic Systems

Unit 2: Democratic vs. Authoritarian Regimes

  • Democratic vs. Authoritarian
  • Democratic Regimes
  • Authoritarian Regimes
  • British Sovereignty, Authority, and Power
  • Political and Economic Change in Britain
  • British Citizens, Society, and the State
  • Political Institutions of Great Britain
  • Public Policy in Great Britain
  • Iranian Sovereignty, Authority, and Power
  • Political and Economic Change in Iran
  • Islamic Repubic of Iran
  • Iranian Citizens, Society, and the State
  • Political Institutions of Iran
  • Public Policy in Iran

Unit 3: The Crisis of Communism

  • Russian Sovereignty, Authority, and Power
  • Political and Economic Change in Russia
  • Russian Citizens, Society, and the State
  • Political Institutions of Russia
  • Public Policy in Russia
  • Chinese Sovereignty, Authority, and Power
  • Political and Economic Change in China
  • Chinese Citizens, Society, and the State
  • Political Institutions of China
  • Public Policy in China

Unit 4: Emerging Economies

  • Mexican Sovereignty, Authority, and Power
  • Political and Economic Change in Mexico
  • Mexican Citizens, Society, and the State
  • Political Institutions of Mexico
  • Public Policy in Mexico
  • Nigerian Sovereignty, Authority, and Power
  • Political and Economic Change in Nigeria
  • Nigerian Citizens, Society, and the State
  • Political Institutions of Nigeria
  • Public Policy in Nigeria