May 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSCI 24728 - Democracy, Autocracy & Regime Change

Course Credit: 1
Democracy, Autocracy & Regime Change Why do countries have different regime types? What distinguishes democracies from autocracies, and what causes transition from one system of governance to another? In this course, we will first explore various theories of democratization. We will then shift our focus to issues of democratic consolidation, democratic backsliding, and authoritarian stability. Throughout, we will draw on historical and contemporary insights from regime transitions across Europe, Latin America, and Africa. [C, HSS]