Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

POL 343 Democracy and Democratization(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. Designed to examine the social, economic, and political conditions needed for democracy to emerge; the nature and problems of transitions to democracy in different settings; the difficulties of consolidating democracies; why democracies survive or break down. The original emergence of democracy will be compared to recent democratic transitions in Southern Europe, former communist nations, and the Third World. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.