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ADHS 1152 Politics of Democracy: The West, the World, and the Coming of Democracy Since 1789 (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the ways in which Democracy became the established political form for many nations, particularly those in the West, after the French Revolution. After the upheavals of the American and French Revolutions, Democracy, and its economic counterpart, Capitalism, became the accepted norms for many countries of the world. In this course, we will investigate the processes which allowed this political and economic transformation to take place. The course will look at the French and Industrial Revolutions; imperialism; the World Wars of the twentieth century; and the resurgence of nationalism in the twenty-first century. Throughout the course, issues of class, race, gender, and ethnicity will be to the fore, as we strive to discover how the world came to be as it is today.


Instructor(s): Michael Paul

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 04-Mar-14