- Course Description
This course will compare democratic political systems to autocratic/dictatorial ones and explore the different ways in which each political system affects the lives of individuals. Course will explore how democracies are better equipped to support economic and cultural progress, and to fulfill the dreams of individual people than even dictatorships founded on messianistic ideologies. The empirical basis of the comparison will be the comparison of East European left and right wing dictatorial systems with democracies. Finally, the course will explore the process of democracy building and its pitfalls.
Instructor: Dr. László Borhi