ERIC Number: ED402239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Islam through the History and Culture of Pakistan. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar Abroad Project, 1994.
Wilson, William E.
This project introduces a syllabus for studying comparative politics among Canada, Pakistan, and Japan. Students learn that comparative politics provides an understanding of how different political systems operate and the importance of culture in understanding politics. Three functions are addressed in the course: system functions, process functions, and policy functions. These concepts are studied in terms of how Pakistan, with its diverse ethnic group, struggles to maintain its political system and strength. The following texts are suggested: "Comparative Politics: A Theoretical Framework" (Almond et al.); "Continental Divide: The Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada" (Lipset); "Pakistan: The Continuing Search for Nationhood" (Burki); and "The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation" (van Wolferen). A 13-item list of related readings concludes the syllabus. (JAG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Japan; Pakistan