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Sophomore Government Tutorial: The Rise of the Modern Nation-State

CSS 230
Fall 2015
Section: 01  
Certificates: International Relations

This course will analyze the principal processes that have led to the rise of the modern nation-state. The theoretical focus will be oriented around the main factors that account for the rise and legitimation of the state, while the historical focus will be on the political evolution across differing systems of governance from prehistorical societies up to the modern period and Fascism. We begin with an analysis of the foundations of the theory of the state. Here we will compare and evaluate differing theories of the rise, consolidation, and legitimation of political communities. This will be followed by a theoretical and historical assessment of the rise and fall of differing systems of governance across time. This evolution will be considered within an interdisciplinary framework that is oriented around the political adaptation to social and economic modernization.
Credit: 1.5 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(CSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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