Fall/Winter Timetable

POL426H1S L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2326H1S L0101

Democracy and Dictatorship


This course provides an in-depth introduction to theories of the origins of democracy and dictatorship. We examine a range of structural and voluntarist approaches. In the final weeks of the course, we explore the extent to which these theories help us to understand regime transitions in China, Chile, Iran, and Poland.

Format and Requirements

One two-hour seminar per week. Course requirements TBA.


1.0 POL credit; minimum 14 credits

POL 443H1S (taken in 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09)