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Prerequisite: POLI 275
This course will introduce students to the governmental structures and political processes of Eastern European countries, including Russia. Included in the course will be a study of national goals, policies and relations with other countries, and the ideological framework that make up these societies.
Prerequisite: POLI 172
This course explores the racial politics in the United States. It examines classic and contemporary scholarship on the following topics: social movements; collective action; voting and turnout; key provisions of the Voting Rights Act; social science perspectives on the Voting Rights Act; the concept of voting rights and democratic theory; the relationships between race; representation and political institutions; party politics and racial reorientation; the magnitude and structure of intolerance and its implications for democracy; and the causes and consequences of political socialization.
Prerequisite: POLI 272 or consent of instructor
This is a course in totalitarianism as a form of political organization. The goal is to review, explain and understand the following: 1) the political, social, ideological and economic forces that give rise to this extremist form of polity; 2) the various mechanisms through which totalitarian rule manifests itself and is exercised; and 3) the role and influence of key political decision makers in totalitarian states.