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"What is politics?" (Lecture from Introduction to Comparative Politics)


"What is politics?" (Lecture from Introduction to Comparative Politics)

This lecture comes from Introduction to Comparative Politics, which I teach almost every semester. In this particular lecture, I answer the question: What is politics?

Introduction to Comparative Politics has no prerequisites. It's required for political science majors at Wabash College, but is ideal for any student seeking to satisfy the behavioral science distribution requirement or for anyone with an interest in politics.

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Many thanks to the Wabash College Media Center, and especially Tu Nguyen for helping me edit the video and Ryan Cairns for filming it.

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