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PI 4064 / PI 4564

Course Co-ordinator: Professor C W Haerpfer

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course is open to both Politics and International Relations students. This course will run in the second half-session of 2012/13 as PI 4564.

This option is dealing with the 'Third wave of democratization' between 1968 and 2005 in Southern Europe, South and post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe. It deals with the emergence of democracy and market economy at the level of the general public and electorate as well as the level of elites and institutions subsequent to the political events in summer 1968 in Europe and the USA. The course introduces discussion about the character of these processes of democratization as 'transitions', 'transformation' or 'revolution' between authoritarian and democratic regimes. The course is situated within mainstream debates about democratization and marketisation as processes within post-authoritarian societies.

1 two-hour lecture and 2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: Examination (60%), in-course assessment (40%).