INTLSTD 486 - Advanced Topics in International Security, Norms and Cooperation
Section: 001 Electoral Politics in the Developing World
Term: WN 2018
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
CICS 101 or INTLSTD 101.
Advisory Prerequisites:
CICS 301 or INTLSTD 301.
May be elected twice for credit.
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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.

INTLSTD 486 - Advanced Topics in International Security, Norms and Cooperation
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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