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DEMOCRACY UNDER ATTACK
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
History
Number & Suffix: 141
Full UC Title: DEMOCRACY UNDER ATTACK 
Transcript Title: DEMOCRACY ATTACK 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The twentieth century was the century of democracy. Democracy had defeated and discredited all of its ideological rivals: fascism, Nazism, and communism. However, this sentiment of democratic optimism has recently turned to doubts and concerns about the fate and future of democracy. Journalists and scholars speak of a “democratic crisis” marked by the rise of populist movements, fractured parliaments, a growing gap between political elites and the people, and the demise of political parties. However, this feeling of a democratic crisis is nothing new. Ever since the establishment of mass democracy in the aftermath of World War I, democracy has appeared to be in constant crisis. In order to understand this paradox, this course investigates the history of twentieth-century democracy. Students learn about the threat that fascism, Nazism, and communism posed to democracy in the interwar period; the anti-system critique of social movements in the 1960s and 1970s; and the rise of populist parties in recent years. They conclude the course with an independent research paper, based on primary source material, of a key historical or current development, event, ideology, party, or individual in the history of democracy since 1918. Examples of potential source materials include political pamphlets, propaganda materials from election campaigns and parliamentary debates, or even newspaper articles and other contributions to public debate. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: DEMOCRACY UNDER ATTACK 
Partner University Department: History and Art History 
Partner University Course Number: GE3V17012