Graduate Course Code: POL2326H1S L0101
Democracy and Dictatorship
This course will provide an in-depth exploration of modern theories of the origins of democracy and dictatorship. In the first part of the course, we will examine and compare theories rooted in economic development, voluntarism, institutional design, and historical institutionalism. The latter half of the course will focus on competing theories for the origins of Nazi rule in Germany in the 1930s, military dictatorship in Chile in the 1970s, and hybrid democratic-authoritarian rule in post-Soviet Russia.
It will be helpful for students to have taken at least one course in political science.
2.0 credits in POL/ JPA/ JPF/ JPI/ JPR/ JPS/ JRA courses
January 26, 2023
Congratulations to our 2021/22 undergraduate award & scholarship recipients! Following a two-year hiatus, the department was delighted to return to hosting our undergraduate awards in-person this year to celebrate our...
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May 21, 2020
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January 29, 2020
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