Course Description for Philosophy of Democracy
Philosophy of Democracy
Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics OR admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics OR permission of the Philosophy Graduate Coordinator. This course is a philosophical exploration of the nature of democracy. Principal consideration is given to ancient Greek, classical modern and contemporary accounts of democratic theory. Themes in democratic theory are also examined as they pertain to notions such as constitutionalism, group representation, worker self management, media politics, multiculturalism, feminism, and globalism.