Contemporary Democratic Theory

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contemporary Democratic Theory

Fall 2018

Taught By: Eno Trimcev

Section: A

CRN: 7506

Credits: 4

"Democracy is a prime example of a “contested political concept” in theoretical as well as practical life. Understandings of it range from highly formalized procedural definitions to informal conceptualizations that denote some form of popular participation in government and from the most “mainstream” to the most “radical.” The seminar investigates a range of theories of democracy after the Second World War when the contemporary liberal democratic regime took its final form, to illumine some of the following questions: How does democratic action fit with a stable constitutional order? What is the relationship between democracy and (in)equality? Is democracy an institutional set-up or an extra-institutional force? Is it best conceived as a constraint on power or the highest expression of (popular) power? How does democracy relate to liberalism? And, what is the future of democracy?"

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Political Science (LPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:56am 2/17/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 912

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/12/2018