POLISCI Models of Democracy (COMM 212, COMM 312, POLISCI 237)
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Models of Democracy (COMM 212, COMM 312, POLISCI 237)
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Democracy : Students interested in a public interest practice will benefit from a solid grounding in theories of justice, common democracy models, and the way public policies are formulated in a democracy.
General course Description:
Ancient and modern varieties of democracy; debates about their normative and practical strengths and the pathologies to which each is subject. Focus is on participation, deliberation, representation, and elite competition, as values and political processes. Formal institutions, political rhetoric, technological change, and philosophical critique. Models tested by reference to long-term historical natural experiments such as Athens and Rome, recent large-scale political experiments such as the British Columbia Citizens' Assembly, and controlled experiments.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law