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POLI 7726 Democracy in America (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar will use Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America to examine fundamental issues in the study of American politics. Readings from Democracy in America will be coupled with contemporary political science works. What are Tocqueville's central insights? Was his description of American politics accurate? How has the U.S. changed since he wrote? These are among the questions we will address in the course.


Instructor(s): R. Shep Melnick

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Do not take this course if you have already taken PO392/POLI4392.


Last Updated: 08-Mar-16