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  1. WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION - PROCESSES AND TRENDS 3 items
    1. Required reading 3 items
      1. How Much Democratic Backsliding? - Valeriya Mechkova, Anna Lührmann, Staffan I. Lindberg 2017

        Article 

  2. WEEK 2: CONCEPTUALISING DEMOCRACY AND AUTOCRACY 3 items
    1. Required reading 3 items
      1. What Democracy Is. . . and Is Not - Philippe C Schmitter, Terry Lynn Karl 1991

        Article 

      2. Dictators and dictatorships: understanding authoritarian regimes and their leaders - Natasha M. Ezrow, Erica Frantz 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read chapter 1

  3. WEEK 3: APPROACHES - STRUCTURE VS. AGENCY; ELITES VS. MASSES 3 items
    1. Required reading 3 items
      1. Modernization: Theories and Facts - Adam Przeworski Fernando Limongi 1997

        Article  Read Introduction and sections I (Economic Development and Democracy) and V (Conclusion)

      2. How Countries Democratize - Samuel P. Huntington 1991-1992

        Article  Read pages 579-607

      3. An Insurgent Path to Democracy: Popular Mobilization, Economic Interests, and Regime Transition in South Africa and El Salvador - Elisabeth Wood 2001

        Article  Focus on pages 862-868. Also read one of the El Salvador or South Africa cases.

  4. WEEK 4: ECONOMIC ORIGINS 2 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. The Impact of Economic Development on Democracy - Huber, Evelyne, Dietrich Rueschemeyer, John Stephens 1993

        Article 

      2. Economic origins of dictatorship and democracy - Acemoglu, Daron, Robinson, James A. 2006

        Book  Read chapter 2

  5. WEEK 5: THE RESOURCE CURSE 2 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. The oil curse: how petroleum wealth shapes the development of nations - Michael Lewin Ross 2013

        Book  Please read chapters 1 & 3. Chapter 3 is scanned and provided via a link on this reading list; chapter 1 is available at the publisher's website: http://assets.press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9686.pdf

  6. WEEK 6: INTERNATIONAL FORCES 3 items
    1. Required reading 3 items
      1. Democracy from Above: Regional Organizations and Democratization - Jon C. Pevehouse 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read chapter 2

  7. WEEK 7: CULTURE AND RELIGION 2 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. Modernization, cultural change, and democracy: the human development sequence - Inglehart, Ronald, Welzel, Christian 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read pages 1-5 and 149-172

  8. WEEK 8: PUBLIC SUPPORT 2 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. The Democratic Disconnect - Roberto Stefan Foa, Yascha Mounk 2016

        Article 

  9. WEEK 9: MEDIA 2 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. Media and democratisation - Nael Jebril, Václav Stetka, Matthew Loveless 2013

        Document  read sections 1-3

      2. From Liberation to Turmoil: Social Media And Democracy - Joshua A. Tucker, Yannis Theocharis, Margaret E. Roberts, Pablo Barberá 2017

        Article