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Democratic Theory (PHIL 176P)

Requirements: 
WAY-ER
234

Most people agree that democracy is a good thing, but do we agree on what democracy is? This course will examine the concept of democracy in political philosophy. We will address the following questions: What reason(s), if any, do we have for valuing democracy? What does it mean to treat people as political equals? When does a group of individuals constitute "a people," and how can a people make genuinely collective decisions? Can democracy really be compatible with social inequality? With an entrenched constitution? With representation?

Subject: 
POLISCI
Course ID: 
218 114
Grading: 
Letter (ABCD/NP)