Politics of Authoritarianism
Some say we are currently living through a global wave of autocratization. The majority of countries are now governed by an authoritarian regime, and democratic freedoms are declining for one-third of the world’s population. But what exactly is authoritarianism? How is it different from democracy? And what is a wave of autocratization? This course is designed to help you answer these sorts of questions. In particular, it explores the causes and consequences of authoritarian regimes in the 20th and 21st centuries. It also includes discussions about the most effective ways to analyze politics under authoritarianism, from in-depth case studies to cross-national trends using large statistical datasets.

Current Syllabus for PSC 343-001, University of Alabama, Fall 2020

Previous Syllabus for CPO 4053-001, University of Florida, Spring 2017