Jan 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

PLSC 206: Democratic Transitions


(1 Unit)
This course explores democratic transitions - why, how and when they occur - and the political, cultural, social and economic conditions that foster or impede deomcratic governance.  Students will identify the key attributes of democracy in both theory and practice and learn how political scientists measure democracy.  Student will exmine case studies of democritization from various regions of the world in order to better understand the causes of democratic transition and democracy’s consolidation.  The course explores the idea of democracy, the practice of democracy and the imaginings and struggles of those who seek to achieve it in multiple regions of the world. Staff