American Democracy

American Democracy

Mr. Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Professor Cornel West
Spring 2019 course
Th 1:00pm - 3:00pm in Langdell Hall Langdell North
2 classroom credits

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 not administered by HLS.

The syllabus for this course can be viewed on the course Canvas page, here.

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