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POLI 2659 Liberal Democracy and Its Critics (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The worldwide expansion of liberal democracy is perhaps the most important trend of recent history. Yet difficulties and attacks have arisen, in practice and theory. Leading democracies are weighed down by debt and divisions; the successes of an authoritarian brand of mass production earn increasing respect for China. Also, deep critiques have arisen from environmentalists, communitarians, multiculturalists, and post-modernists. The course examines the foundations of our liberal democratic way of life and leading challenges to it.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Matthew Berry

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 05-Feb-18