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Democracy and Dictatorship: Politics in the Contemporary World
GOVT 157 FA
An introduction to politics in industrialized capitalist, state socialist, and developing countries. We explore the meaning of central concepts like democracy and socialism, the strengths and weaknesses of different
of political institutions (e.g., presidentialism vs. parliamentarianism in liberal democratic countries), the causes and consequences of shifts between types of political systems (e.g., the collapse of state socialism),
the relationships among social, economic, and political changes (e.g., among social justice, economic growth, and political democracy in developing countries).
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- Major Readings
- Examinations and Assignments
- Two exams and two papers.
- Additional Requirements and/or Comments
- Students who wish to be eligible to register for the course during Drop/Add should add themselves to the enrollment request system during on-line registration. Enrollment request preference rankings will be one
factor I will consider in making
Drop/Add period registration decisions.
- Instructor(s): McGuire,James W.
- Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: PAC422;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 35)
- SR. major: X Jr. major: X
- SR. non-major: X Jr. non-major: X SO: 22 FR: 13
- Curricular Renewal: Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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