2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSCI 177 - Transitions to Democracy

How can a dictatorship become a democracy? What challenges face countries emerging from repressive rule? Using firsthand accounts, historical analyses and contemporary films, this course explores the role of grassroots movements, elites and the international context in struggles to create and sustain democracy. The focus will be on transitions from totalitarian and authoritarian regimes in Europe and military dictatorships in Latin America.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every other year