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Participatory Democracy in the Americas

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Course Long Title

Participatory Democracy in the Americas

Cross Listed Courses


How far can we press the ideal of true democracy? Is the individual right to vote the apex of democratic practice, or might we strive for deeper involvement in politics and the public sphere? This course engages canonical debates on the boundaries of liberal democratic practices and casts them against innovations in democratic governance. Ideas and solutions are assessed on normative and empirical grounds with particular attention to the position of marginalized groups. In addition to seminar-style meetings, the course deploys experiential learning techniques to connect theory to praxis.

Writing Credit


Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(PLTC: Institutional Politics), (PLTC: Phil., Lit., Legal St.)

INDS Program Relationship

IDLL - LALS Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years