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Governance of Nations

Political institutions are the electoral, legislative, executive, and judicial forums where government unfolds. This track looks at how such institutions are designed, their relationship to the cultural and economic context, and the extent to which various institutions succeed in promoting aims like stability, growth, or democracy. Courses also examine the political organizations that form alongside governments such as parties, business lobbies, labor unions, and advocacy groups. Examples are drawn from mature democracies, authoritarian regimes, and developing countries.

  • PSCI/INTR 101 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PSCI 167M Democracy: Past and Present
  • INTR 215 Populism in 21st Century Politics
  • INTR 221 European Nationalism
  • INTR 223 Opposition in an Authoritarian State: Poland, 1945-1989
  • PSCI/INTR 239 International Environmental Law & Policy
  • INTR 240 Human Rights, Minorities and Migration in Europe
  • INTR 246 Religious Nationalism
  • INTR 247 Zionism and Its Discontents
  • INTR 249 Israel/Palestine
  • PSCI/INTR 250 Comparative Democratic Representation
  • PSCI/INTR 251 Authoritarian Politics
  • PSCI/INTR 252 Ethnic Politics
  • PSCI/INTR 253 Comparative Political Parties
  • PSCI/INTR 254 The U.S. in the Middle East
  • PSCI/INTR 256 Theories of Comparative Politics
  • PSCI/INTR 257 The Origins of the Modern World
  • PSCI/INTR 258 Democratic Regimes
  • PSCI/INTR 259 Order, Violence, and the State
  • PSCI/INTR 260 Democratic Erosion
  • PSCI/INTR 261 Latin American Politics
  • PSCI/INTR 262 Elections in Developing Countries
  • PSCI/INTR 263 Democratization
  • PSCI/INTR 264 Comparative Political Institutions
  • PSCI/INTR 265 Civil War and the International System
  • PSCI/INTR 266 The Politics of India and Pakistan
  • PSCI/INTR 267 Identity, Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • PSCI/INTR 269 Migration, Economic Change, and Conflict
  • PSCI/INTR 276 The Politics of Insurgency
  • PSCI/INTR 279 War and the Nation State
  • INTR 283 Politics in the European Union
  • PSCI/INTR 355 Democratic Political Processes
  • PSCI/INTR 373 Territory and Group Conflict
  • PSCI/INTR 394A European Political Internship
  • AAAS 247 Black Paris
  • ANTH 239 Latin American Immigration
  • ANTH 248 The Making of Modern Africa (HIST 110)
  • ANTH 257 Chinese Society after Mao
  • CLTR 160 The New Europe, Formations and Transformations
  • ECON 255 Africa's Sleeping Giant: Nigeria since 1804 (HIST 212)
  • HIST 112 Religions of the African Diaspora (RELC 156)
  • HIST 126 Hitler's Germany, 1914-1945
  • HIST 128 Postwar Europe
  • HIST 130 Russian Civilization
  • HIST 133 The Russian Revolutions from Lenin to Putin
  • HIST 134 Russia Now
  • HIST 139 History of India
  • HIST 143 Modern China, 1600-Present
  • HIST 145 Modern Japan
  • HIST 147 Issues in Contemporary Japanese Culture
  • HIST 148 Religion and Chinese Society (RELC 175)
  • HIST 151 Modern Latin America
  • HIST 153 History of Brazil
  • HIST 154 History of Latin America through Soccer
  • HIST 155 Film as History: Modern Latin America
  • HIST 156 A Communist Country on America's Doorstep: Cuba
  • HIST 183 History of Christianity (RELC 104)
  • HIST 184 History of Islam (RELC 107)
  • HIST 198 Stalin and His Legacy in Eastern Europe, 1939-1991
  • HIST 205 Islam and the Third World (RELC 247)
  • HIST 208 Comparative Modern Revolutions: France, Japan, Mexico, Russia
  • HIST 211 Guns, War, and Revolution in Southern Africa
  • HIST 214 Modern Turkish History (CLTR 285)
  • HIST 221 20th Century European Thought
  • HIST 222 The Cultural History of 20th Century Mexico
  • HIST 223 European Nationalism
  • HIST 228 North Africa and the Middle East since 1838
  • HIST 229 England and Ireland since 1500
  • HIST 232 Modern France
  • HIST 237 Modern Germany, 1945-Present
  • HIST 238 Secret Nation
  • HIST 239 Totalitarianism and Everyday Life
  • HIST 251 African Diaspora in Latin America (RELC 261)
  • HIST 252 Immigration and the Americas
  • HIST 286 Modern Italy through Film
  • HIST 288 Politics and Culture in Fascist Italy
  • HIST 291 Christian History I (RELC 231)
  • HIST 292 The History of the Christian Church (RELC 232)
  • HIST 327 Real Existing Socialism
  • HIST 330 British Imperialism
  • HIST 332 Stalinism
  • HIST 337 George Orwell and the Twentieth Century
  • HIST 352 Racial Democracies: Mexico vs. Brazil
  • RELC 103 History of Judaism
  • RELC 105 Asian Search for Self
  • RELC 106 From Confucius to Zen
  • RELC 149 The Arab Revolutions
  • RELC 173 Religions of Japan
  • RELC 174 Chinese Religions
  • RELC 234 Cry Freedom
  • RELC 240 Muhammad & the Qur'an
  • RELC 246 Resistance Literature across the Middle East