Alma Web Team

380 POL

By any number of measures, democracy is slowly retreating around the world. While historically these efforts were dramatic and abrupt, whether violent insurrections, sudden autogolpes, or military coup d'etats, in recent years it has become much more likely for democracies to be slowly hollowed out from within by democratically-elected leaders. In this course, following a simulation on the collapse of democracy in Weimar Germany, students will build a dataset and, using linear regression analysis in Microsoft Excel, test a range of hypotheses to better understand this increasingly common political phenomenon. (CMP)