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Democracy and Dictatorship - GOVT3980

Year - 2018

The end of the Cold War marks the victory of democracy as the 'best' political system in the world. Yet many existing democracies today are fledgling and of poor quality and are at risk of breaking down. This unit will examine advanced theoretical and empirical debates about the origin, development and collapse of democracies since the 20th century. It also focuses in-depth on understanding why some authoritarian regimes remain resilient despite an ongoing global trend towards democratization.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
2x1500wd analytical essay (60%), 1x1.5 hr final exam (30%), tutorial participation (10%)

Pre-requisites

12 Senior credit points in Government and International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or International Relations

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Government and International Relations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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