Sophomore Government Tutorial: State and Society in the Modern Age|
|Certificates: International Relations|
This course examines the core political institutions of Western democracy as they have evolved over the past 200 years. We will investigate the rise and development of the nation-state and its institutions, as well as the changing roles of civil society and social movements during this period. The tutorial will end with a consideration of the effects of globalization on modern states and societies.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(CSS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - 1st Trimester|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Berman, Sheri. 2006. The Primacy of Politics: Social Democracy and the Making of Europe┐s Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Dahl, Robert. 1971. Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Held, David. 2006. Models of Democracy. Third Edition. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Huntington, Samuel. 1968. Political Order in Changing Societies. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Inglehart, Ronald and Pippa Norris. 2003. Rising Tide: Gender Equality and Cultural Change around the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Markoff, John. 1996. Waves of Democracy: Social Movements and Political Change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.
Moore, Barrington. 1966. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World. Boston: Beacon Press. [Optional to purchase, but a real CSS classic.]
Rueschemeyer, Dietrich, Evelyne Huber Stephens, and John D. Stephens. 1992. Capitalist Development and Democracy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Chapters 2 ┐ 4.
Siedentop, Larry. 2002. Democracy in Europe. New York: Columbia University Press.
Tilly, Charles. 1993. Coercion, Capital and European States, AD 990-1992. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell.
Tocqueville, Alexis de. 1984. Democracy in America. Edited and abridged by Richard D. Heffner. New York: Mentor.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly papers due at the beginning of each class meeting. Assignments will consist of weekly essays of five double-spaced pages. Each week you will receive a handout about the readings for the following week. Handouts will contain questions and suggestions which will underscore important topics in the readings. These topics will serve as a focus for both discussion and the essays. All of the weekly readings are required and have been placed in the Olin Reserve Room and on electronic reserve. The books which will be used most extensively will be available for purchase at Broad Street Books. Do not feel that you must buy all of these! They are available at the bookstore if you want them, but you can also get them at the Olin Reserve Room. There is also a long CSS tradition of students sharing books so ask around if you are interested in that possibility.
|Instructor(s): Wiliarty,Sarah E. Times: .....F. 02:00PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC402; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
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