PSC 284 Democratic Theory

Political Science Field: Political Philosophy
Typically offered rarely

James Johnson
Fall 2011 ("W" Optional) — TR 11:05-12:20

Course Syllabus

This advanced undergraduate course in political theory focuses on various topics in democratic theory such as the relation between democracy and other basic political principles (liberty, equality, justice) and the character of democratic decision-making mechanisms. Readings are drawn from both advocates and critics of democratic politics and will encompass historical and contemporary theorists. The class format will combine lecture and discussion.

James Johnson
Fall 2001

Course Syllabus

This advanced undergraduate course in political theory focuses on various topics in democratic theory such as the relation between democracy and other basic political principles (liberty, equality, justice), whether democratic institutions should best be aggregative or deliberative, and the role of referenda, lotteries and new telecommunications technology in democratic decision-making. Readings are drawn from both advocates and critics of democratic politics and will encompass historical and contemporary theorists. The class format will combine lecture and discussion.