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AUTHORITARIANISM IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
International Studies
Number & Suffix: 153 M
Full UC Title: AUTHORITARIANISM IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS 
Transcript Title: AUTHORITRN INTL POL 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course systematically investigates the differences between autocracies and democracies by working through central theoretical assumptions and empirical findings of International Relations (IR) and comparative autocracy research. It starts by reviewing the unitary state assumption that is foundational for the field of IR and gradually open up our thinking about regime type in world politics. Having identified that especially democracies act differently in world politics, the course attempts to understand what is particular about authoritarian regimes by reading classical and contemporary texts from Comparative Politics. In four different case studies to be chosen in class, students study in detail various authoritarian regime types and their implications for international outcomes (e.g. conflict, human rights). The seminar concludes with a focus on the rise of the radical right and the threats it poses to democracy and international institutions. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: AUTHORITARIANISM IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS 
Partner University Department: Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft 
Partner University Course Number: 15132