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|Meet Day||M/W||2:40 PM - 4:00 PM||RG-20|
Examines democracy in terms of competition, participation, and civil and political rights. Covers such questions as: What are the alternative conceptions of democracy? What democratic indices are available, and what do they indicate about worldwide trends in democratization? What underlying cultural, economic, and social conditions promote democracy? What is the role of institutions, such as parties, the media, the electoral system, and the legal system? What are the consequences of democratization for economic growth and welfare or for international peace and cooperation? The course takes a broadly comparative perspective, looking at both established and emerging democracies from all regions of the world. All classes are posted on the Web, and extensive use is made of Internet resources. See www.pippanorris.com for details.