|Spring Term 2020 TOP: COMP AUTHORITARIANISM - 3296 - GOVT 446
Prerequisites/Notes: GOVT 215, or GOVT 245, or consent of instructor.
Catalog Description : This course will address an advanced topic in the sub-field of Comparative Politics, such as democracy and authoritarianism, politics of the city, political participation and social movements, gender and politics, or the comparative method.
Topic for Winter 2020: Comparative Authoritarianism
This course explores reasons for the persistence and apparent resilience of authoritarianism despite successive “waves” of democracy in the decades since World War II. Course materials will address the following questions: What are the different types of authoritarian regimes? What strategies do authoritarian elites use to stay in power? What are the limitations of these strategies? Why do mass protests against authoritarian rulers arise when they do? And how do authoritarian regimes leave legacies long after their collapse?
Attributes: Social Science Div GER (01cr), BM Social Science (01cr), Advanced Course