American Democracy

American Democracy

Mr. Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Professor Cornel West
Spring 2018 course
Th 1:00pm - 3:00pm
2 classroom credits

Note: This course will be held at FAS in Lowell Lecture Hall.

Prerequisites: None

Exam: Take-home exam, not administered by HLS

Democracy, inequality, and nationalism in America. The white working class and American politics. Class and race. Identities and interests. Conditions for socially inclusive economic growth. Alternative directions of institutional change, viewed in light of American history. Democratizing the market and deepening democracy. Self-reliance and solidarity.

Readings from classic and contemporary works on the United States. Take-home examination.

Note: This course is jointly-offered with FAS as AFRAMER 123z and HDS as 2733.

Subject Areas: Legal & Political Theory, Government Structure & Function, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights