Lozada or Samson
Examines authority, organization, and power using the comparative perspective. Topics include the acquisition and legitimization of authority, comparative political systems, local level politics, the connections between local and wider political systems, cultural and symbolic aspects of power and legitimacy, and social movements in a variety of cultural contexts.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies Social Science distribution requirement.