Subject: PS

Course Number : 1340


Course Description:

This course focuses on the process of democratization, when nations shift from authoritarian regimes to more democratic forms of organization. Students will explore theoretical debates regarding democracy, democratization, and democratic consolidation.  The lectures, readings, and assignments will explore country case studies from several different world regions. These comparative case studies will be used to examine the effect of causal factors such as political culture, political institutions, civil-military relations, civil society, the resource curse, and the international environment on democratization.

Credit Hours: 3 cr

GE: Political Science       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite:  PS 0103

Course Level: lower level