Discussion Q’s & Lecture Slides

1. Introduction—setting the stage
PART I: DEMOCRATIC EROSION IN COMPARATIVE AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE
2. Definitions of democracy and theories of democratization
3. Definitions and theories of democratic erosion
4. Uses and abuses of democratic institutions
5. Populism and demagoguery
6. Propaganda and restrictions on the press
7. Polarization
8. Scapegoating, paranoia and exclusion
9. Resistance
PART II: CONTEMPORARY REGIONAL CASE STUDIES OF DEMOCRATIC EROSION
10. Latin America
11. Africa
12. Russia and Eastern Europe
13. Conclusion