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The New Democracies

(Same as Politics 300s) With the collapse of the USSR we were told that history was dead and liberal democracy triumphant. There was a "third wave" of democratic change. How accurate have these optimistic characterizations turned out to be? After an introduction to theories of liberal-democracy and to the new discipline of "transitology" we will look at how states and leaders have applied such liberal-democratic ideas in Eastern Europe and the former USSR (with comparative examples from Africa and South America), and with what success.

Meets Social Sciences III-A requirement; S. Jones; Prereq. any two courses in any combination from Politics, International Relations, or Economics; 1 meeting; 4 credits

 

 

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