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POLSC 2120 Democratic Dilemmas and Experiments

2 hours


This course explores the dilemmas and experiments associated with democracy. What does it mean for a political community to be democratic? What are the limitations and promises of democracy, and what prompts movements towards or away from democracy? How is democracy being updated and experimented with? This comparative politics course asks you to do the work of delivering on the ideal of democracy through theoretical and empirical analysis of democracy over place and time.