Course Descriptions

16:790:510:01 Democracy in Crisis: Problems of Consolidation

Credits: 3

The starting point of this course is Samuel Huntington’s taxonomy of three waves of democracy followed by the discussion of the concept of democratic consolidation. The UN role in the process is also studied throughout the course. Finally, the problem of stalled transitions is examined with students undertaking individual case studies focused on an analysis of what has gone wrong and why.

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