May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

POLS 655 - Democratic Theory


Examines both the abstract ideal of democracy and issues relating to its practical application within political societies. Contemporary democratic theory is studied in relation to the history of political thought with a view to assessing the desirability, fairness, and practicability of democracy as a form of government. Readings include Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Alexis de Tocqueville, along with prominent contemporary scholars.

Credits: 3