Critique and Innovation in Contemporary Democratic Theory

Term: Spring 2013

Subject Code: GSOC

Course Number: 5083

Citizens' disaffection and policy elites' governing incapacity are key complaints about the working of today's Western democracies, sometimes dubbed "post-democracies". The course will review institutional remedies as suggested by deliberative theorists and participatory practitioners of liberal democracy. Participants will be encouraged to think about and evaluate pathways to democratic renewal.

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