Prerequisites: 78:130 or 78:172.

Cannot be held with: 99:489.

This course focuses on the various meanings associated with the concept of democracy and on the development of democratic thought and practice. It pays special attention to the recent transformation undergone by authoritarian regimes and examines the preconditions for a democratic society and political system.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 78:392 in the BU Course Transfer Database.