Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World|
|Certificates: International Relations|
In this introduction to politics, we compare the capitalist and socialist development trajectories and explore the interplay between economic interests, social movements, and political institutions. Key concepts such as law and democracy are debated, as is the utility of competing grand theories of political evolution. The course includes many case studies of particular countries, both well-known and obscure.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Polit Econ)(CGST-MN)(GOVT)(HRAD-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - June Session|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Jeff Kopstein & Mark Lichbach (eds) COMPARATIVE POLITICS: INTERESTS, IDENTITIES AND INSTITUTIONS (Third Edition: Cambridge University Press, 2008)
Robert Dahl, POLYARCHY (Yale University Press, 1972)
Karl Marx & F. Engels, THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO (1848)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three papers, mid-term exam, weekly quizzes on the readings.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
For information about Summer Session, visit www.wesleyan.edu/summer.
|Instructor(s): Rutland,Peter Wiliarty,Sarah E. Times: .MTWRF. 01:30PM-03:10PM; Location: PAC421; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 31||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 15||FR: 0|
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