HIST322 Twentieth Century Dictatorships

This subject examines why it was that the era of 'mass politics' that emerged in the early Twentieth century led to a decline in democracy and to an era of revolution and war. The concepts of dictatorship and democracy will be explored in the light of political theory and historical examples spread across cultures. Case studies will vary from year to year but could include the Nazi and Soviet dictatorships, Fascist Italy, Mao's China, Japanese militarism and Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

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Stephen Brown