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Spring 2019
Feb 25, 2020
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GOVT 403 - DepSem: Democracy in Europe
Since the collapse of the Soviet Empire and the post-Communist drift in
Central and Eastern Europe, in the early 90s, liberal democracy was extended
to the entire European continent. It was seen as the ideological and political
victory of democracy and the path to its universalization. Yet today, more than
two decades after these optimistic theories about the definitive sweep of
liberal democracy across the globe, democracy faces new challenges and
democratization remains a major issue around the world, even in Europe.
The course introduces students to a variety of historical and theoretical
perspectives on Democracy and Democratization in Europe and will be
focused on the past heritages, present changes and future challenges for
European democracies.
Major topics to be discussed are: What is and what is not democracy; the
waves of democratization; democracy and globalization; democracy and
Europeanization; economic development and democracy; inequality and
democracy; democracy, security and defense, economic crisis and
democracy; crisis of democracy; populism and democracy. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Government Department

Course Attributes:
College/GOVT: Int'l Relations

GOVT 006

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