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Political Representation
GOVT 343
Fall 2008 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 his/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 ask how representation connects the individual to governing and to sovereignty, citizenship, identity, and community.

Essential Capabilities: Effective Citizenship, Ethical Reasoning
Effective Citizenship: Discussing responsibilities of citizens and local and national politicians

Ethical Reasoning: Analyze theorists' moral assumptions and goals, and how these lead to different political theories; self-reflection by students
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 DEC-02-2023
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