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POLI 455 - Authoritarian Political Systems

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: POLI 275 or consent of instructor
This is a course in authoritarianism as a form of political organization. The goal is to review, explain and understand the following: 1) the political, social, ideological and economic forces that give rise to this extremist form of polity; 2) the various mechanisms through which authoritarian rule manifests itself and is exercised; and 3) the role and influence of key political decision makers in authoritarian states. Offered alternate years.