2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog
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POST 134 PZ -Authoritarian Politics


Institution: Pitzer

Description: There used to be a time when a similar course was often entitled, “regime change and democratization.” In the ear of democratic backsliding, however, we examine the exact opposite of this once optimistic proposition that authoritarian regimes would eventually collapse and democratize. Instead, this course explores the core questions in authoritarian politics. What factors contribute to regime survival? What strategies do dictators deploy to stay in power despite social discontent and lack of accountability? To answer these questions, we draw on prominent theories, empirical research, and historical developments in China, the Middle East, former Soviet Union, and other non-democratic states.

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

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