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POLI 3462 Grassroots Politics: Local Democratic Practice in Comparative Perspective (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the complex relationships between citizens and the state at the most local-grassroots-level, exploring whether and how citizens makes claims on the state for essential services, and how the state, in turn, responds to local demands. With its focus on the grassroots, the course highlights a critical, but often overlooked, political arena. Drawing on cases from around the world, from both advanced industrial and developing countries, the course explores issues of participation, representation, and distribution, asking: who speaks up, who speaks for (or through) whom, and who gets what at the local level.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Class restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.


Last Updated: 03-Mar-14