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DPI-413

Class Notes Fall 2010

All the Power point presentations will be posted here in PDF handout format after class during the semester.

Class

Date

Topic

Assignment due dates (i)

 

 

Part I: Comparative democratization

 

1

M 25 Jan

Introduction: Roadmap of the course

 

2

W 27 Jan

Haerpfer: Democratic and undemocratic states

Chapter 1 reading Leduc, Niemi and Norris

 

3

M 1 Feb

Haerpfer: Measuring democracy

 

4

W 3 Feb

Haerpfer: Long waves and global patterns

 

5

M 8 Feb

Haerpfer: Theories of democratization

 

6

W 10 Feb

Haerpfer: International context

 

7

W 17 Feb

Haerpfer: Economic Development  

Report 1

8

M 22 Feb

REGIONAL CASE-STUDY GROUP PRESENTATIONS #1

 

 

 

Part II: Democratic Institutions

 

9

W 24 Feb

Democratic Institutions: Power-sharing Constitutions

 

10

M 1 Mar

Democratic Institutions: Electoral systems & parties

 

11

W 3 Mar

Democratic institutions: Electoral systems & parties

 

12

M 8 Mar

Democratic Institutions: Executives

 

13

W 10 Mar

Democratic Institutions: Decentralization/federalism

 

14

M 22 Mar

Democratic Institutions: Mass Media

Report 2

15

M 24 Mar

REGIONAL CASE-STUDY GROUP PRESENTATIONS #2

 

 

 

Part III: Political Culture & Civic Society

 

16

M 5 Apr

Inglehartís Post-Modernization: Cultural Change

 

17

W 7 Apr

Inglehartís Post-modernization: Religion & gender

 

18

M 12 Apr

Putnamís Social Capital and Democracy: Italy

 

19

W 14 Apr

Putnamís Social Capital and Democracy: US

 

20

M 18 Apr

Putnamís Social Capital and Democracy: Worldwide

 

21

W 21 Apr

REGIONAL CASE-STUDY GROUP PRESENTATIONS #3

 

22

M 26 Apr

Case study: Building democratic states in  Iraq and Afghanistan

Report 3

23

W 28 Apr

Final wrap up and evaluation

 

 
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