POLSCI 352 - How to be an Autocrat
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed POLSCI 389: Coercion in Autoacrices with Mai Hassan.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Autocrats are in a precarious position. They face threats from the population who want greater democratization and threats from other regime elites who want to replace them. How do autocrats navigate these threats? In this course, we study how to be an autocrat. After understanding the different nature of threats that autocrats face, we then move into the different ways that autocrats design their regimes to temper these threats including coup-proofing their security apparatus, discriminate and indiscriminate violence against the population, and co-optation. The last big theme is how authoritarian regimes are held accountable for their actions.

Class Format:

Student evaluation will consist of in-class midterms, presentations, and simulations. Class will consist mainly of lecture, but I strive for an interactive classroom; students are expected ? and encouraged ? to ask questions, respond to their classmates’ questions, and give their opinions. All texts will be available on Canvas.

POLSCI 352 - How to be an Autocrat
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
32660
Open
30
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
32661
Open
10
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
32662
Open
10
 
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W 6:00PM - 7:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
32663
Open
10
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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