HIS-3350 Struggle for Democracy

3 credits

(available through EDP)

Prerequisite: None.

Democracy traces its roots to ancient Athens, but rarely appeared in subsequent centuries. This course will examine the development of democratic theory and practice through a close examination of the pertinent writings of both its proponents and critics including: Plato, Aristotle, Montesquieu, Machiavelli, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Tocqueville, Marx, Madison and others.