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PLS 339 - Democracy and the Authoritarian Challenge

Comparative examination of theories of democratization and resilience of authoritarianism. Explores regime definitions, theoretical debates of democracy and dictatorship, factors associated with democratic deepening, and the consequences for human rights protection. Includes contemporary case studies from Africa, East and South Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Part of the Human Rights Issue. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Credits: 3

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