Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
POL 343 Democracy and Democratization
4 hours; 4 credits
Designed to examine the social, economic, and political conditions needed for democracy to emerge; the nature and problems of transitions to democracy in different settings; the difficulties of consolidating democracies; why democracies survive or break down. The original emergence of democracy will be compared to recent democratic transitions in Southern Europe, former communist nations, and the Third World.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
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