The Politics MPhil focuses on empirical, and especially comparative, politics, offering a wide variety of topics in empirical politics in courses and dissertations. The core module focuses on ‘the state’ – its formation, development, varying forms and functions in different parts of the world, and the challenges it faces. Often argued to be severely challenged by globalisation and related processes, the state is still a – if not the – crucial political institution in today’s world. Other modules focus on particular regions of the world or more specific themes.
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