Vorlesung: Democracy and Democratization

Instructor: Dr. Paulina Pospieszna

Course description:

This course addresses the main topics and readings on democracy and democratization within the field of  international relations. It will tackle debates related to the preconditions for democratization and as well as different accounts for democratic successes and failures. We will look at variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the question of democratization and democracy. We will begin the course discussing the major theories and concepts. Part two of the course moves to discuss different explanations how a system becomes democratic. It will include internal and external factors facilitating democratization found in the recent literature on democratization. A course will be taught in English. All readings will be available on ilias.

Required readings will be selected from:

Acemoglu and Robinson. 2006. Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.

Almond, Gabriel, and Sidney Verba. 1963. The Civic Culture.

Boix, Carles. 2003. Democracy and Redistribution. Collier, Ruth. Paths Towards Democracy.

Dahl, Robert A. On Democracy (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998)

Dahl, Robert. 1971. Polyarchy.

Diamond, Larry and Marc F. Plattner, eds., The Global Divergence of Democracies (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)

Diamond, Larry and Marc F. Plattner, eds., The Global Resurgence of Democracy, 2nd ed. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996)

Diamond, Larry, and Leonardo Morlino, eds. Assessing the Quality of Democracy (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005)

Diamond, Larry, and Marc. F. Plattner, eds. How People View Democracy (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)

Diamond, Larry, Developing Democracy: Toward Consolidation (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999)

Haggard, Stephan and Robert R. Kaufman, The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995)

Huntington, Samuel P. The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991)

Inglehart and Welzel. 2005. Modernization, cultural change, and democracy: the human development sequence.

Lijphart, Arend, Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999)

Linz, Juan J. and Alfred Stepan, Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Europe (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996)

Linz, Juan J., Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2000)

Moore, Barrington. 1966. Social origins of dictatorship and democracy; lord and peasant in themaking of the modern world. Boston, MA: Beacon Press. Princeton University Press.

O’Donnell, Guillermo and Philippe C. Schmitter, Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Tentative Conclusions about Uncertain Democracies (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986)

Przeworski, Adam, Democracy and the Market: Political and Economic Reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin America (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991)

Przeworski, Adam, Michael E. Alvarez, José Antonio Cheibub, and Fernando Limongi, Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950- 1990 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

Putnam, Robert D. Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993)

Tilly, Charles. Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Registration: Via Studierendenportal

Dates and Times: 

This course will be held as a blocked seminar on the following days:

Friday 15.02.2013, 13:45-17:00, Room: A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 243

Saturday 16.02.2013, 10:15-11:45, Room: A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 243

Friday 01.03.2013, 13:45-17:00, Room: A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 243

Saturday 02.03.2013, 10:15-11:45, Room: A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 243

Friday 15.03.2013, 13:45-17:00, Room: A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 243

Saturday 16.03.2013, 10:15-13:30, Room: A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 243

Friday 19.04.2013, 13:45-17:00, Room: A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 243

Saturday 20.04.2013, 10:15-13:30, Room: A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 243