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POPULISM AND THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
Number & Suffix: 127
Full UC Title: POPULISM AND THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 
Transcript Title: POPULISM 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: What is populism? Who is populist, who is not? The concept of populism has become rapidly popular in political science and in everyday conversations. It is nowadays considered as a key notion that helps to designate the rise of a new kind of demagogues, in many countries. However, it seems to be difficult to define clearly what it is, and to discriminate populists from democrats. The rise of populism is consubstantial with a global evolution of democratic regimes. This is why this course explores this ambiguous concept through a comparative perspective. The course analyzes the problems democracies are facing through the eyes of populism. It presents the main aspects of such evolutions, thanks to an international comparison mostly focusing on France and Japan. The course presents the theoretical complexity of populism in the political science literature. It describes the common evolutions of the main democratic societies, with a focus on France and Japan. The course analyzes the rise of new demagogues a to understand their characteristics and their actions. Assessment: exam, papers, class participation. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: APM- POPULISM AND THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 01 
Partner University Department: SILS- Political Science 
Partner University Course Number: POLX314L