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Problems of Modern Democracy

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Jeffrey Kopstein
Semester
Fall

Description
Political Science October 18 , 2010. Problems of Modern Democracy Reading: Nathan Glazer, Democracy and Deep Divides, Journal of Democracy (Vol. 21, No. 2, 2010) pp.5-19 Ronojoy Sen, The Problem of Corruption, Journal of Democracy (Vol. 20, No. 4, 2009) p.89-92 Mancur Olson, The Logic of Collective Action (Harvard University Press, 1965) pp.5-22, 33-36 Democracy and Equality Rules of the game, e.g. how political parties function, legal voting age, human rights protected by the constitution, democracy is above the rule of law Managing diversity Institutionalized uncertainty Variations of democracy Equalitythe core of democracy Democracies adhere to the norms of inclusion, .g. freedom of assembly What makes democracy stable is there is a fare degree of uncertainty Democracies vary worldwideevery democracy is structures by rules but b different structures of rules Eliminates the oppressiveness of the ru
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