Mar 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

PLSC 205: Theories of Democracy and Difference


(1 Unit)
Draws on the work of contemporary political theorists to explore how democracies simultaneously uphold their commitment to equality and liberty while allowing for the inclusion of people with sometimes very different values and beliefs. To what extent should the state accommodate citizens’ differences? What should states’ responses be to cultural minorities whose customs may run counter to the majority’s democratic values? What modes of communication best facilitate political participation by diverse community members? Is there room for accommodation of difference in the context of the legal system? Rose.