Cycles of Democracy & Authoritarianism

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Cycles of Dem & Auth
Fall 2023
Taught By: Andrew Arato
Section: A

CRN: 16199

Credits: 3

Starting with the recent literature of democratic transitions, consolidation, and de-democratization, the course will investigate the common, apparently cyclical pattern of these processes in diverse international settings. With recent cases in mind we will consider the role of methods of radical change (revolution, reform, comprehensive negotiations, secession) in the timing and character of democratic as well as authoritarian outcomes. During the last third of the course, we will take a long term historical view, and consider the problem of a cycle between democratic achievements and authoritarian regression in a variety of settings from the 18c. age of democratic revolutions, to the two 20 th c. post world war contexts, and finally the collapse of the Soviet Empire.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (SOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:56am EDT 9/22/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 912
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023