Sep 22, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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POL 2243 Dictatorship and Democracy

International Political Studies
(3 hours) Block Two
Examines a basic question of political life: Why do democracies prevail in some countries and dictatorships in others? The course asks three questions: (1) Why did democracies emerge across Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? (2) Why did some of those regimes degenerate into dictatorships during the Interwar period? (3) Do the causal factors that account for these episodes in European history also explain regime dynamics in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East?



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