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    May 23, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

PSCI 3730 - Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Democratization

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 is recommended.

Credits: 4