A Short Course on Requisites for the Survival of Constitutional Democracy will be held in San Francisco on August 28, the day before the APSA convention starts. It will focus on five topics, each introduced by an opening statement, followed by panel discussion and audience participation. The available time, from 9:30 to 4:00 p.m. will be divided into 5 segments so that each theme can be presented and discussed separately. After the formal sessions, everyone interested is invited to the COVICO suite for follow-up informal conversation, including planning for another SHORT COURSE to be held at the 1997 APSA convention. You are cordially invited to attend.
The following topics will be introduced by the members listed below and their introductory statements can be viewed by pressing the relevant buttons as given below..
1. Non-Institutional and Institutional Context: Bert Rockman. (Institutional factors will be stressed this year, but in follow-up sessions we expect to focus on non-institutional factors. Jump to the statement by Rockman.
2. Elected assemblies (parliament, congresses, legislatures): Abdo Baaklini. In this and all other topics, the focus will not be on the institution itself, but rather on how it relates to all the other key institutions. Jump to the statement" by Baaklini.
3. Electoral and Party Systems: Shaheen Mozaffar. Jump to the statement by Needler.
5. Bureaucracy (including all appointed officials, military and civil, career and non-career): Fred Riggs. Jump to the statement by Riggs, and his bio-data.
Each presenter will offer an opening statement with some key propositions. To support this statement, there will also be publishable papers, prepared either before or after the actual event. These papers will serve as a "text book" and, before publication in book form, they will be made available on the World Wide Web.
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