Harvard University hosts a critical mass of professors with interests in comparative politics. Some study specific countries or issues, others focus on key themes such as political economy, and several emphasize work on formal models of politics. The principal purpose of the Faculty Discussion Group on Comparative Politics is to facilitate discussion among faculty who have different approaches to the study of the subject. To advance this objective, the seminar distributes papers prior to each meeting in order to foster discussion, comments, criticisms, and suggestions. There are no formal presentations. Professors Jorge I. Domínguez and Nahomi Ichino co-chair the seminar.