Section 001, Fall 2019
Section Description Provided by Instructor
In countries spread across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and in the United States itself, many now speak of a crisis of constitutional democracy. This course will draw on historical and comparative readings in political theory and constitutional law to better understand the present moment. The course will be structured around three big themes: information and knowledge (covering themes such as truth and lies in politics to the place of expertise), representation and institutions (covering themes ranging from political parties and polarization to the presidentialization of politics), and the domestic and the international (covering the challenges facing global institutions and the crisis of European democracy). Throughout, we will try to explore the character of the present crisis of constitutional democracy, and to better understand its causes and features.
T 4:20-6:10 pm
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
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