This seminar will explore the characteristics, causes, and consequences of "democratic backsliding" -- deterioration in the quality of democracy that may or may not lead to democratic breakdown. Topics to be covered include the meaning of democracy, the measurement of democracy, democracy and the rule of law, democracy and populism, the right to vote, and electoral integrity.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Theory)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Major readings: To be announced.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Examinations/Assignments: Short weekly assignments and 15-page term paper on democratic erosion in a particular country
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Additional Requirements: 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): McGuire,James W. Times: ...W... 01:00PM-03:50PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 3||JR major: 9|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 2||SO: 0||FR: X|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 2||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|