Undergraduate Course Code: POL453H1F L0101
Authoritarianism in Comparative Perspective
This course examines the politics of authoritarianism in theory and practice. It covers major theories in authoritarian politics, ranging from selectorate theory, authoritarian institutions, impact of institutions on political outcome, ways of measuring authoritarian state power, democracy and development, to social movement and state repression in authoritarian regimes, and political transitions. On empirical application, we will draw on cases from around the world, with some emphasis on Asian authoritarian states.
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