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Comparative Democracy and Federalism

MPP 671

(3 units)

The focus of this course is on the varieties, means, and challenges to deliberative self-rule in various parts of the world. It includes, but is not limited to, the variety of federal systems that have emerged in the last several decades, including a wide array of economic relationships that bind nations or other groups together. It examines numerous theories about "globalism" and asks whether a new economic and political internationalism does not make more room for local rule (at the expense of the national government).