COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
Poli Sci 2

This page contains the online articles you will be reading in addition to your textbook.  
You must complete the readings by the due dates listed on the syllabus. 

USA

THE 1965 LAW THAT GAVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ITS RACE PROBLEM by Josh Zeitz
HOW DEMOCRATS BECAME THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY by Peter Beinart
AN ACTUAL CONSERVATIVE'S GUIDE TO THE ALT-RIGHT:  8 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW by Michael Knowles


GREAT BRITAIN

THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING by Nico Hines
GANGLAND CULTURE TAKES OVER WHERE UK SOCIETY LEAVES OFF by Alan Philips
A SPOT OF TEA PARTY? by Geoffrey Wheatcraft
BREXIT:  ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UK LEAVING THE EU by Brian Wheeler and Alex Hunt


GERMANY

PHOTO GALLERY:  GERMANY'S ONGOING NEO-NAZI PROBLEM by Der Spiegel
IS THE UGLY GERMAN BACK?  FLAMES OF HATE HAUNT A NATION by Der Spiegel
WHY GERMANY'S POLITICS ARE MUCH SANER, NICER, AND CHEAPER THAN OURS by Olga Khazan


JAPAN

BURAKUMIN (Wikipedia)
A LOCAL ELECTION IN TOKYO MAY HAVE JUST CHANGED JAPANESE POLITICS by Associated Press
JAPANESE PARLIAMENT TO WOMEN:  BREED, DON'T LEAD by Angela Erika Kubo
WHY JAPAN WILL LOSE 20 MILLION PEOPLE BY 2050 by Michael Richey


INDIA

INDIA 2.0 by John Boudreau
Part I Part II Part III Part IV
INDIA AND PAKISTAN:  BORDER DISORDER by The Economist.com
WHAT'S REALLY BEHIND INDIA'S RAPE CULTURE? by Shaan Khan


MEXICO

HOW MEXICO ENDED POLITICAL GRIDLOCK by Juan Montes
DRUG WAR APPARENTLY HAS MEXICAN PRESIDENT'S ATTENTION by Damien Cave


RUSSIA

DEAD SOUL by Masha Gessen
ADDITIONAL GESSEN ARTICLES (required but short)
RUSSIA'S BITTER CHILL by Peter Gumbel (optional)


CHINA

THE END OF THE CHINESE DREAM by Larson
SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS:  CHINA'S IVY LEAGUE IS NO PLACE FOR PEASANTS by Isaac Stone Fish
TIBET IS A TICKING TIME BOMB by Kapil Komireddi
CHINESE HIT BACK AGAINST A FOREIGN INTRUSION:  CHRISTMAS by Andrew Jacobs
8 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHINA'S ECONOMY by WEF


IRAN

MILLIONAIRE MULLAHS by Paul Klebnikov
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE ARRESTED?  I CAN TELL YOU - Anonymous
AN UPHILL BATTLE FOR IRAN'S PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI by Jason Rezaian
IRAN TO HANG ABUSED CHILD BRIDE by Nina Strochlic