Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World|
|Certificates: International Relations|
In this introduction to politics in industrialized capitalist, state socialist, and developing countries, we explore the meaning of central concepts like democracy and socialism, the strengths and weaknesses of different kinds of political institutions (e.g., presidentialism vs. parliamentarianism in liberal democratic countries), the causes and consequences of shifts between types of political systems (e.g., transitions from authoritarian rule), and the relations among social, economic, and political changes (e.g., among social justice, economic growth, and political democracy in developing countries).
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Polit Econ)(CIR)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Articles and book chapters will be made available on the Moodle site for this course.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two exams (midterm and final, each covering one half of the course), two written assignments (1 short response paper, 1 analytical essay), class participation (in-class discussions and assignments)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who wish to be eligible to register for the course during Drop/Add should add themselves to the enrollment request system during pre-registration. Enrollment request preference rankings will be one factor I will consider in making Drop/Add period registration decisions.
|Instructor(s): Ostermann,Susan Lynn Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 17||FR: 18|