Course syllabus / YU only
¶1. Course Description
The relation between democracy and development is perhaps one of
the most important topics in the field of comparative politics.
In this class we will explore, from a historical perspective,
the most important theories regarding the relation between D &
D. The first half of the semester, we will navigate this
important topic through the theories of Acemoglu and Robinson,
Huntington, and Przeworski. The second part of the seminar will
consist in the analysis of contemporary cases that contrast the
theories outlined in the first part of the class.
¶2. Course Objectives
This course aims for students to demonstrate in written and
verbally in-depth knowledge of:
▪ Main theoretical debates about Democracy
▪ Understand the main ideas behind the concept of
▪ Understand the challenges of democracy in current times
Panzarelli, D. A. (2022, September). Syllabus : POLI 2293: Democracy and Development. Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
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