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Political Representation

GOVT 343
Fall 2017 not offered
Certificates: Civic Engagement

With national political campaigns heating up, it's a good time to ask, 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 her, for the party platform, for the entire constituency, or for 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 will ask how representation connects the individual to governing and to sovereignty, citizenship, identity, and community. And, how do new forms of democratic representation contribute to regime change?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on DEC-15-2017
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