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Political Representation

GOVT 343
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
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.

Essential Capabilities: None
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)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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