10661 Democratic Regimes 1

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Political Science

Prerequisites: none

Authors: Alan Grant, Ehud Harari, Stuart Cohen, Eyal Naveh, P.R. Kumaraswami, Rachel Zelnik, Yair Seltenreich

The course discusses a variety of democratic regimes and examines their development, characteristics, establishment, unique institutions and political culture. The course discusses Athenian democracy and contemporary democratic regimes, Western and non-Western democracies, stable democratic regimes and fragile democratic systems.

Topics: Democracy in ancient Athens; Parliamentary government in Britain; Republican regimes in France; Presidential government in the United States; Democracy in the divided Indian society; Democracy in modern Japan.

1There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.