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HIST 257 001 (CRN: 16913)

AUTHORITARIANISM, 1500 TO PRES

Long Title: AUTHORITARIANISM: FROM THE EARLY MODERN ERA TO THE PRESENT
Department: History
Instructor: Cohen, Daniel
Meeting: 4:00PM - 5:15PM TR (26-AUG-2024 - 6-DEC-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Section Max Enrollment: 25
Section Enrolled: 11 (Reserved + All Others)
Reserved Seats for Fall Semester 2024 Matriculants: 5 (5 Available)
Waitlisted: 0 (Max 198) 
Current members of the waitlist have priority for available seats.
Enrollment data as of: 18-JUL-2024 4:17PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
 
Description: This course is inspired by current events, including the rise of alt-right, populist, and authoritarian parties and governments across the globe. We begin by introducing the concept of authoritarianism: how it differs from democracy and how authoritarian regimes differ from each other. We then investigate the tools authoritarian rulers employ to maintain power, including institutions, policies, and tactics. Our aim is to understand how authoritarian regimes have appealed to voters and citizens in different places and contexts, and, crucially, how leaders have harnessed popular sentiments to their own end.