PSCI 440
Senior Seminar in Comparative Politics: Political Development
Last Offered Fall 2016
Division II
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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The role of the United States in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and its adventures and misadventures in reconstituting order in those countries, have directed attention back to the dynamics, approaches, and debates in political development. This senior seminar in comparative politics critically examines the theories and problems of political development by focusing on three major topics in the sub-discipline: state formation, nationalism, and democratization. Drawing on both historical and contemporary cases, we consider the conditions that lead to strong and weak states, inclusive and exclusive nationalist mobilization, and democratic and autocratic government.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 10
Class#: 1719
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation; three short papers; ten weekly responses; and an oral exam covering two of the three topics
Prerequisites: PSCI 204 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: senior Political Science majors concentrating in Comparative Politics
Distributions: Division II

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