|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
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 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 ask how representation connects the individual to governing and to sovereignty, citizenship, identity, and community.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEC)(GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
H. Pitkin, CONCEPT OF REPRESENTATION
J. S. Mill, CONSIDERATIONS ON REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT
Alan Ware, POLITICAL PARTIES AND PARTY SYSTEMS
T. Lowi and J. Romance, REPUBLIC OF PARTIES?
C. Swain, BLACK FACES, BLACK INTERESTS: REP. OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN CONGRESS
B. Manin, PRINCIPLES OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT
N. Urbinati, REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY: PRINCIPLES AND GENEALOGY
|Examination and Assignments: |
An essay, class presentation and paper, and final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a political theory seminar. Some background in any of the concentrations of Government -- theory, comparative, American, and international politics -- is useful. Alternatively, related background in History, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, CSS and COL, is helpful.
|Instructor(s): Schwartz,Nancy L. Times: ....R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 6||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 0||FR: X|
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