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Political Sociology, or What Does Democracy Look Like?
SOC 250
Fall 2007
Section: 01  

In this course we will attempt to understand democracy as a social practice and lived experience rather than as a series of representative political institutions. Focusing on the spirit of democracy as a way of life, we will look at different views on bridging this spirit with reality. Asking what constitutes a richly democratic society, we will examine the classical liberal and republican traditions, neo-liberal, neo-conservative, neo-Marxist, and anarchist theory. Throughout, we will connect these theoretical views with efforts to achieve them (self-consciously or not) in practice, looking at contemporary political issues that surround gender and race politics, the environment, and economic development.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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