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GOVT 150W-Democracy and its Critics.: Home


Political Philosophy (Political Theory) is an area of political science that deals with issues such as liberty, justice, rights, citizenship, law, authority, rightful overthrow of government, consent, duties, peace and conflict, forms of state (Fascist, Communist, Democracy, etc. ).  In this class, you will focus on theories of democracy, the ideas, concepts, and values associated with democracy, and theoretical critiques of democracy.

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