Comparative politics is a distinct sub field in political science, defined by both substantive and methodological criteria. It analyzes and compares political systems within and across different geographic regions. SGPP’s coverage of substantive themes, methodological approaches, and geographic expertise is broad. Comparative political economy, political regimes and regime change, political parties and organizations, and political and elite behavior are the subject of great interest among faculty and graduate students. Our faculty has ongoing research projects in several important regions across the world, including Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, Russia and post-Soviet successor states, and East Asia.