The project-based course will introduce students to the political analysis of governing in contemporary societies. The lectures will provide an overview of the main political science and policy studies perspectives and key concepts from the three dimensions – policy, polity, and politics. The students will engage these concepts in the simulation game where they will analyze and communicate a position of particular political actor toward a selected policy measure within a political system. The students will thus learn how to understand governing liberal democracies through the lens of political analysis.