POLS 035. Democracy and Dictatorship


This course examines the nature of democratic and authoritarian governments and explanations for regime change (either from dictatorship to democracy or the reverse). Topics include the relationship between democracy and development, the power (and limitations) of the United States to spur democratization in other countries, the institutional foundations of strong dictatorships, the notion that established democracies might be currently eroding, and the role potentially played by Russia and China in buttressing autocracy in other countries.
Social science.
1 credit.
Spring 2020. Handlin.
Catalog chapter: Political Science
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science


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