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POSC 120.00 Democracy and Dictatorship 6 credits

Open: Size: 35, Registered: 0, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 402

Synonym: 65118

Huan Gao

An introduction to the array of different democratic and authoritarian political institutions in both developing and developed countries. We will also explore key issues in contemporary politics in countries around the world, such as nationalism and independence movements, revolution, regime change, state-making, and social movements.

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Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: POSC 120.WL0 (Synonym 65119)

POSC 279.00 The Promise of Civil Society: A Global Perspective 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 0, Waitlist: 0

HASE 109

Synonym: 66089

Huan Gao

Today, we are often encouraged to be civically engaged and to associate in order to improve our society. Even in authoritarian regimes where free associations are limited, they are seen as a force for human rights and progress. So how do our associations, ranging from neighborhood watch groups to international NGOs, contribute to changing the world? This course will examine civic associations to address some of the most pressing global issues, such as climate change, inequality, and epidemics. We will delve into classic literature on civil society, analyze contemporary organizations and movements, and evaluate their political, social, and economic impact. This course incorporates engagement with local NGOs; students should expect 6-8 hours of community work over the term.

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POSC 400.06 Integrative Exercise 1-6 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 0, Waitlist: 0

Synonym: 65108

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