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Erosion of Democracy

GOVT 382
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 382
Certificates: Civic Engagement, Civic Engagement Minor

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. The seminar will cover debates about the meaning of democracy, democratic backsliding, and democratic breakdown; assess the strengths and weaknesses of expert-rating based indices of democratic quality (Polity, Freedom House, V-Dem, others); and critically review quantitative and qualitative cross-national studies of democratic backsliding. Case studies will include the United States and countries in Latin America.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Theory)(LAST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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