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Pages and Files
Aims and Objectives
Economic Performance Visualizations
Venezuela under Chavez
Elections in Nondemocratic Regimes
The Economic Performance of Dictatorships
Dictatorship and Culture
Dictatorship and Disaster
Dictatorship and Knowledge
The Selectorate Theory
Economic Explanations of Regime Change
Sanctions and Democratization
Violence and Revolution
The Spread of Revolution
Protest and Informational Cascades
The Revolutions of 1989
Student Projects from previous years
The Nazi regime under Hitler
Chile under Pinochet
Non-democracy in film and literature
This Wiki is intended for the students of POLS 209, "
Dictatorships and Revolutions
," first term of 2011, at
Victoria University of Wellington
Lecturer: Xavier Marquez
Lecture times: Tuesday and Thursday 1:10-3:00 PM
Venue: MacLaurin LT105 (
If you wish to participate in this wiki, please e-mail the lecturer at
or click the "join this wiki" button above.
How to use this wiki:
Adopt one of the existing pages (see the navigation menu on the left) and work on it during the term. this may involve researching the topic, adding material, rewriting other people's contributions (for clarity, etc.), adding visual and other resources (videos, charts, etc.)
Work on more than one of the existing pages during the term. You may find that you have some special insight on one of the themes discussed, but do not want to commit to working on it for the entire term; you may still contribute to any of the pages.
Participate in the discussion pages.
Add new pages with content related to the themes of the course, such as the pages on
Chile under Pinochet
created by students in previous terms. (You may be working on a wiki page as your case study, for example).
Proofread, correct, clarify, or reformat other people's contributions. The wiki should be readable and useful to others!
Questions? E-mail me or come by my office.
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