PSCI 0424

Comparative Democratization

Seminar on Comparative Democratization
This seminar explores critical issues concerning transitions from authoritarian to democratic rule. It addresses such questions as: What factors account for the "third wave" of global democratic expansion? How do newly democratic societies confront their authoritarian past? Should the new leaders choose presidential or parliamentary government? What challenges confront states that are undergoing simultaneously processes of democratic change and economic transformation? What conditions favor consolidation of new democracies? Can democracy's "third wave" be sustained indefinitely, or will a wave of democratic breakdowns follow? To contend with such questions, we will analyze and compare the experience of many countries and regions. (One course in comparative politics) 3 hrs. sem.
(Comparative Politics)/
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
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Fall 2016

PSCI0424A-F16 Seminar (Kraus)

Fall 2015

PSCI0424A-F15 Seminar (Kraus)

Fall 2013

PSCI0424A-F13 Seminar (Kraus)

Fall 2011

PSCI0424A-F11 Seminar (Kraus)

Fall 2010

PSCI0424A-F10 Seminar (Kraus)

Fall 2008

PSCI0424A-F08 Seminar (Kraus)

Fall 2007

PSCI0424A-F07 Seminar (Kraus)

Fall 2006

PSCI0424A-F06 Seminar

Fall 2005

PSCI0424A-F05 Seminar (Kraus)

Fall 2004

PSCI0424A-F04 Seminar (Kraus)

Fall 2003

PSCI0424A-F03 Lecture (Kraus)