Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ian McDonald (PhD 2009, Duke University) teaches U.S. government and U.S. politics courses, including upper division courses on Congress, the Presidency
POLS 102: Introduction to Comparative Politics
TTh 1:50 pm - 3:20 pm
Introduction to the central questions in comparative politics. Fundamental differences in the organization of states, democratic political institutions (presidentialism versus parliamentarianism, for example), and domestic social forces (for example, social capital, ethnic versus nonethnic identities). The impact of political organization on economic performance and social peace.