Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World|
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)(CGST-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
All readings are available on the course Moodle site. No books are required for this course.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Daily reading quizzes (25), weekly Moodle posts (13).
|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 considered for Drop/Add period registration decisions.
|Instructor(s): McGuire,James W. Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: BOGH114; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 15||FR: 20|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 19||1st Ranked: 3||2nd Ranked: 3||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 2||Unranked: 10|