Summer 2023 Political Science UN3108 section D01

Democracy: Theory & Practice

Democracy: Theory & Pract

Call Number 11140
Day & Time
TR 1:00pm-4:10pm
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor David Ragazzoni
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description

The goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of constitutive debates over the theory and practice of democracy along three major lines: democracy as a word (with a time-honored ancestry and a tortuous trajectory across the centuries); democracy as a constellation of principles and values; and democracy as an array of institutions and procedures that instantiate the word and pursue the foundational principles of popular sovereignty and democratic self-rule. In doing so, we will read the work of major representatives of historical and contemporary political thought who assessed democracy’s shortcomings and potential, examined the relationship between its theory and its practice, and offered prominent resources for thinking about democracy’s future in our present.   


Web Site Vergil
Subterm 07/03-08/11 (B)
Department Summer Session (SUMM)
Enrollment 20 students (30 max) as of 3:07PM Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Subject Political Science
Number UN3108
Section D01
Division Summer Session
Campus Morningside
Section key 20232POLS3108SD01