Provides overview of contemporary politics in Central and Eastern Europe with the focus on threats to liberal democracy in the region. Students will develop group research projects to devise strategies of defending liberal democracy and preventing the authoritarian takeover.
Note: non-GOV concentrators and MA students are welcome but they must enter the lottery
Focusing in particular on European and Asian settings, the seminar examines debates over what civil society is, notions of public space and social capital, and the role of civil society in political transitions.
Focusing in particular on European and Asian settings, the seminar examines debates over what civil society is, notions of public space and social capital, and the role of civil society in political transitions. Thursdays at Adolphus Busch Hall, 3:00 - 5:45 p.m.
2018 Spring, Tuesday, 2:00pm - 3:59pm, Grzegorz Ekiert
This course is designed as a research seminar with limited enrollment. Our focus will be on social movements and the relationship between contention and politics. The course aims to: (1) provide the comprehensive introduction to the literature on social movements, protest and contention; (2) survey conceptual and methodological tools for studying contention, and (3) offer analytical frameworks to interpret movements and protests in various socio-political contexts.
2018 Spring, Monday and Wednesday, 11:00am - 12:29pm, Grzegorz Ekiert
General introduction to East European politics focusing on the countries outside the former Soviet Union. Examines critical periods and dynamics of political and economic changes in the region from the end of World War I to the recent enlargement of the European Union.
Location: K-109 Please note class will take place in CGIS Knafel K-109, not the Northwest Building Meeting Time: Th, 2-4
This seminar explores the rise of civil society in states worldwide. It examines the debates over what civil society is, and looks at the complex relationship between civil society and the state. It considers related concepts such as public space and social capital, and the relation between civil society and the...