POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 002 Electoral Politics in the Developing World
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Seniors only.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines how electoral competition operates in new democracies and competitive authoritarian regimes in the developing world. The course will cover contemporary political science research on a series of topics: How do politicians campaign and distribute state resources to win elections? Why do some voters support corrupt, under-performing politicians while others choose effective leaders? Why are some elections stolen and rigged while others are free and fair? Why do some elections spark violence while others are peaceful? How can poor democracies transition away from patronage politics? Readings will draw on empirical cases from many world regions, including Africa, Latin America, the post-Soviet countries, South Asia, and the historical United States.

POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
28771
Open
18
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
P
28772
Open
50
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (REC)
P
32687
Open
20
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
P
32688
Open
20
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
010 (LEC)
 
31016
Open
60
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
31017
Open
20
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
31018
Open
20
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
31019
Open
20
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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