INTS 421 Democratization in World Politics

Spring, Fall

An examination of the global expansion of democracy in recent decades. The course analyzes the processes of democratic transition, consolidation, and deepening. Relevant themes include civil society, political institutions, culture, and economic development. A variety of countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Bloc are explored. Particular attention is given to theories of democratization within the field of comparative politics.