Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

PS 581 Democratic Theory

Critical examination of the principles of democratic politics, including important statements in the history of political thought and contemporary political theory. Issues discussed include participation, deliberation, electoral competition, constitutionalism, and the challenges of democratic legitimacy in the context of US institutions and increasing globalization. Also offered for undergraduate-level credit as PS 481 and may be taken only once for credit.




Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher.
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