GOVT 2283

GOVT 2283

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Why do so many autocracies today have electoral systems, political parties, legislatures, and courts that mimic the institutions of a democracy? How do institutions help autocrats to maintain political order and what risks do they pose? This course will examine various models and modes of authoritarian rule, emphasizing the wide variation within the category of nondemocratic regimes. In particular, we will explore why some authoritarian regimes are more institutionalized than others and consider how legislatures, ruling parties, and other authoritarian institutions affect regime longevity, economic development, and the likelihood of violent conflict. We will conclude by studying cases of de-democratization and consider how democratic institutions can be used to undermine democracy.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Subfield (CP)

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16548GOVT 2283  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Rosenfeld, B

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18619GOVT 2283  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18620GOVT 2283  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online