University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will study contemporary authoritarianism both conceptually and empirically. It will develop and deploy a tripartite typology of authoritarianism to investigate the factors that are associated with the survival of authoritarian regimes, and also the circumstances under which such regimes fail.
    The course aims are:
    ? To understand the concept of authoritarianism and its principal sub-types
    ? To analyse how authoritarianism research is conducted
    ? To appreciate the factors that have contributed historically to the contemporary distribution of authoritarianism around the world
    ? To understand how the three main sub-types of authoritarianism function
    ? To understand the common causes and consequences of authoritarianism
    ? To examine critically common strategies employed in the aim of reducing authoritarianism

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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