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Spring 2024 Seminar

Law & Democracy: The Incomplete Experiment

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This seminar interrogates the ways in which democracy, as practiced in the United States, continues to form. In doing so, it explores provocative themes and questions of citizenship, self-governance, accountability and inclusion in American democracy while grappling with issues of culture, class and gender. It moves beyond limited representations of democratization as the quest for universal suffrage and fair elections to a more fluid, real-time construct of competing interests, negotiated outcomes, stressed and malleable institutions, and tumultuous changes. It further clarifies the democratic process as one subject to ongoing interpretation, challenge and renewal.

Note: This course is not available for cross-registration.