Analyzing Democracy

Course Description: 

Master of Arts in Political Science Program - elective course
Master of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - elective course

This course focuses on the ways contemporary democracies are scrutinized, analyzed, evaluated, and innovations proposed in the field of comparative politics. We approach this broad themes from five different angles: What is democracy and how to see it when it is there? Where does it come from? What are its qualities? What does it produce? And where should it go? This course aims at providing a broad overview of the literature on democracy, a concept that can be seen as the core of political science, in general, and comparative politics, in particular. Students will learn about important arguments, theories, and authors. The course does not aim at teaching students knowledge about specific cases beyond what needs to be known to follow particular arguments discussed in class.

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