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The Liberal Project

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Jeffrey Kopstein
Semester
Fall

Description
Political Science September 20 , 2010. PART I: DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP Constant and the Rise of Liberalism Reading: Benjamin constant, The Liberty of Ancients compared with that of Moderns Benjamin Constant (1767-1830): Swiss born, French intellectual and politician Fervent liberal Context: French Revolution and its aftermath People wanted democracy (never existed before) = classical antiquity by reason Constant rejects it (the model of Greek democracypolitics)is not applicable to the circumstances under which we are living Believed that they had a conception of freedom in ancient Greece, but their conception was particular to it Question: how should free people govern themselves? Model Rejected No form of government to turn to after French Revolution They have a conception of freedom in ancient Greece Liberty of Ancients: Greek democracy is highly participatory, meaning on all important decisions, the entire citizenry took partdirect Today we elect representatives, howev
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