The Politics of Authoritarian Regimes: (POLS 557)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Political Science(POLS)
Ayşe Gülden Kadıoğlu,
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Doctoral, Master
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This course aims to provide students with a better understanding of the conceptual and operational differences between authoritarian and democratic regimes. It examines the similarities and differences among varieties of authoritarian regimes, the factors that lead to democratic backsliding and establishment of authoritarian rule, the strategies that authoritarian power-holders use for regime survival, state-society relations under authoritarian rule the paths toward the end of authoritarian regimes and re-democratization.