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審定:無
翻譯:李海蓮(簡介並寄信)
編輯:馬景文(簡介並寄信)
(編註:輔助教室
編輯所設置自學書院網站設有本課程的輔助教室,內容包括部份閱讀文章的翻譯本,中文文獻連結,和自學者論壇。)



近年來,民主政治以驚人的速度擴展到亞洲、非洲和拉丁美洲的許多國家。是什麼原因引起了這些戲劇性政治變遷?第三世界民主化的國家面臨怎樣的挑戰?這些新民主會繼續下去嗎?我們將利用電影、小說、大眾新聞以及學術研究等方式研究這些問題。我們也將關注少數幾個國家(巴西、印度、墨西哥、奈日利亞、塞內加爾、新加坡和斯里蘭卡)以便更深入地探索發展中國家所面臨的一些最重要的政治挑戰。儘管本課程集中關注發展中國家,許多課時仍將"漫遊"到其他地區的民主化國家。

要求:

所有同學都應做到下列要求:

1、課堂參與:學生必須參加每週一次的課時,準備好討論所有指定的閱讀資料(每週約100頁),並積極參與課堂討論。請注意,我們對本課程組成部分的課堂參與是非常嚴肅認真的。如果你不得不缺課,必須提前通知導師。未經允許曠課超過一次,會明顯影響你的課堂參與分。還有,無論是什麼原因,如果沒有準備好參加當天的課堂討論,你必須在上課開始時通知我們。

再者,超過一次未經允許的"無準備"將影響你的課堂參與分。

除了常規的課時,同學每週與助教一起進行一小時的復習課。參加復習課是必要的,它將計入你的總體參與分。

2、時事文章。

3、課堂辯論(第4課和第10課)。

4、3篇簡短的(7頁)寫作作業 。

5、3小時閉卷的期末綜合考試。

6、課程開始時的摸底考試。



評分:

分數由下列內容決定:地圖考試(5%);寫作作業(45%);期末考試(20%);課堂參與和課堂辯論(30%)。

剽竊條款

寫論文(或考試論文)時,必須表明你的智力成果的性質及範圍,曾受惠於哪些所讀文章的作者或你的想法從其他人處得來的(比如,同學,客座講者等)。你可以利用註腳,參考文獻,或其他的學術工具來注明。未能表明你借鑒他人的研究或思想就是剽竊,而這被認為是最嚴重的學術犯罪並將遭到相應處理。如果你對應如何證明想法來源有疑問,請在提交作業之前詢問導師。你也可以參考Gordon Harvey 的《利用資源來寫作》 (Hackett, 1998)一書 ,該書和其他課程閱讀資料放在一起。

麻省理工學院的學術誠信政策可在以下鏈結中找到:http://web.mit.edu/policies/10.0.html



重要日期

地圖考試:第2節課
首篇論文:第4節課後3天內
第2篇論文:第7節課後5天內
第3篇論文:第12課後3天內
期末考試

Recent years have seen an astonishing spread of democracy to many African, Asian, and Latin American countries. What caused these dramatic political transitions? What challenges do democratizing countries in the Third World face? Will these new democracies endure? We will take up these questions using film, fiction, and popular journalism, as well as scholarly research. We will also focus on a small number of countries (Brazil, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Senegal, Singapore, and Sri Lanka) in order to explore in greater depth some of the most important political challenges faced by developing countries. Although the class focuses on the developing world, many of the lessons should "travel" to democratizing countries in other regions.

Requirements

The following are required of all students:

1. Class participation: Students must attend weekly class meetings, be prepared to discuss all the required readings (approximately 100 pages per week), and actively participate in class discussions. Please note that we take the class participation component of this course seriously. If you must miss a class, you must notify the instructors in advance. More than one unexcused absence will obviously jeopardize your class participation grade. Also, you must notify us at the beginning of the class if, for whatever reason, you are unprepared to participate in class discussion that day.

Again, more than one unexcused "unprepared" will jeopardize your class participation grade.

In addition to the regular class meetings, students will meet one hour per week for a recitation with the teaching assistant. Participation in recitation is essential, and will be counted toward your overall participation grade.

2. Current events articles.

3. Class debates (Class 4 and Class 10).

4. 3 short (7 page) writing assignments.

5. A three-hour, closed-book, comprehensive final exam.

6. A map test at the beginning of the course.



Grading

Grades will be determined as follows: map test (5%); writing assignments (45%); final exam (20%); class participation and class debates (30%).

Plagiarism Clause

When writing a paper (or an essay exam), you must identify the nature and extent of your intellectual indebtedness to the authors whom you have read or to anyone else from whom you have gotten ideas (e.g., classmates, invited lectures, etc.). You can do so through footnotes, bibliography, or some other kind of scholarly apparatus. Failure to disclose your reliance on the research or thinking of others is PLAGIARISM, which is considered to be the most serious academic offense and will be treated as such. If you have any questions about how you should document the sources of your ideas, please ask your instructors before you submit your written work. You may also wish to consult Gordon Harvey's Writing with Sources (Hackett, 1998), which will be placed on reserve with the rest of the course readings.

MIT's academic honesty policy can be found at the following link: http://web.mit.edu/policies/10.0.html



Important Dates

Map test: Class 2
First Paper: due three days after Class 4
Second Paper: due five days after Class 7
Third Paper: due three days after Class 12
Final Exam



 
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