The Politics of Authoritarian Regimes

POLS 457 The Politics of Authoritarian Regimes
This course aims to provide students with a better understanding of the conceptual and operational differences between authoritarian and democratic regimes. It examines the similarities and differences among varieties of authoritarian regimes, the factors that lead to democratic backsliding and establishment of authoritarian rule, the strategies that authoritarian power- holders use for regime survival, state-society relations under authoritarian rule, the paths toward the end of authoritarian regimes, and re-democratization.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 6
Prerequisite : Undergraduate level POLS 250 Minimum Grade of D
Corequisite : -