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Deliberative Democracy and the History of Democratic Theory
GOVT 348
Fall 2006 not offered

This study of the meaning and relevance of democracy in contemporary politics will examine alternative conceptions of democracy and the conditions under which democratic regimes emerge and stabilize themselves. We will be particularly concerned with the implications of democractic institutions for the economy, with the question of whether capitalism is necessary for (or compatible with) democracy. We will consider the issue of democracy and difference, examining questions raised from the perspectives of postmodernism, feminism, and ethnic/cultural minorities. Throughout the course we will be particularly interested in the prospects for democracy in the former socialist countries.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-21-2024
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