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Political Representation
GOVT 343
Fall 2006 not offered

Why do we have political representation? Is it inferior to direct democracy? Is a representative supposed to stand and act for the people who elected him, or for the party platform, or the entire constituency, or her own conscience about what is right? We will read theoretical and empirical works on America and other countries, and study social movements and political parties as key mediating institutions. We'll be asking how representation connects the individual to governing, and to sovereignty, citizenship, identity, and community.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)

Last Updated on APR-01-2023
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