Courses

GOV 94DT: The Authoritarian Turn in Central and Eastern Europe: What Can Be Done About It?

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

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

GOV 1115: Protest Movements from Chartism to BLM

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

This course focuses on understanding protest movements in various socio-political and historical contexts. It will provide introduction to the secondary literature on protest movements and contention.

Government 1115: Social Movements, Protest and Politics in Comparative Perspective

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

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.

During the course of the semester we will...

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Government 1203: Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

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.

Government 2148: Civil Society, West and East

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017
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...

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