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Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
Number & Suffix: 128
Transcript Title: DEMOCRATIZATION 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Since the 1970s, many countries have been democratized across the world, in Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, and Greece), Latin America (Brazil and Chile), East Asia (Korea, Taiwan), Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Africa (South Africa), and Middle East (Tunisia). Why does the democratization occur in some countries but not in others? Why does the democratic regime survive after democratization in some countries but not in others? In order to answer these questions, this course explores the determinants of democratization and democratic survival, based on the major theoretical arguments and empirical findings in comparative politics. The course covers both classic and cutting-edge works in the literature. The course is divided into three parts. The first part explores the determinants of democratization (transition from authoritarian regime to democracy). The second part examines the determinants of democratic survival (whether democracy collapses or not after democratization). The third part is for the student presentations, in which students are required to make a group presentation on the case(s) of democratization or democratic survival/collapse of their choice. Assessment: exam, participation, group presentation. 
Language of Instruction: English
Partner University Department: Political Science 
Partner University Course Number: POLX331L