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PSCI 4209 [0.5 credit] Westminster Democracies: Parliaments, Parties and Elections

Examination of party and parliamentary democracy in the five principal Anglophone parliamentary democracies: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Consideration is given to the effects of different electoral systems and institutional arrangements on electoral politics, political participation, and party organization.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 2500, PSCI 2003, PSCI 2101, or PSCI 2102.
Seminar three hours a week.