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 such as 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
Samuels, David. Comparative Politics. ISBN-13: 978-0321449740.
Other readings will be available on Moodle
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm (first half of class) and final exam (cumulative), three short country essays.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This section will be taught by a full-time visiting professor, Kathleen F. Klaus. More information about Professor Klaus is available at https://www.kathleenklaus.com.
|Instructor(s): Klaus,Kathleen Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 11||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 17||FR: 18|