Academic Term and Year
Hamline Plan Letter
Area of Study
Goals: To explore the theory and practice of democracy, authoritarianism, and democratization in various regions and states of the world. Content: Definitions of democracy; types of authoritarian states and power structures; theory or models of regime change; process of democratic transformation (e.g., liberalization, transition, and consolidation); patterns of regime change (top down or bottom up), "economics first" or "politics first" or dual transition theories. Taught: Alternate years. Prerequisite: PSCI 1430: World Politics is recommended.
Zhang, Zhenqing, "PSCI3730-01.Democracy, Authoritarianism,.F13.Zhang,Zhenqing" (2013). Syllabi. 2171.
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