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Gain an understanding of the political, social, cultural, economic, institutional and international factors that foster and obstruct the development and consolidation of democracy. It is hoped that students in developing or prospective democracies will use the theories, ideas, and lessons in the class to help build or improve democracy in their own countries.
Introduction to the Course, Why Democracy?
What Is Democracy? Regime Types
The Third Wave of Democratization and its Ebb
Legitimacy, Authority and Effectiveness
Political Culture and Democracy
Are Democratic Values Universal?
Class Structure and Inequality
Democratic Transition: Paths and Drivers
Democratic Transition: Types and Means
Presidential vs. Parliamentary Government
Parties and Party Systems
Choosing between Different Systems
Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict
Managing Ethnic Conflict
Horizontal Accountability and the Rule of Law
The Future of Democracy
- Larry Diamond - Center on Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
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