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Jack Turner Iii
POL S 398
Seattle Campus

Honors Seminar

Intensive and advanced studies in various aspects of political science. Open only to participants in the departmental Honors program.

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CONTEMPORARY DEMOCRATIC THEORY. This seminar focuses on cutting-edge work in democratic theory. After a prelude on Audre Lorde, the course turns to a consideration of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose work is foundational for contemporary democratic theory. It then shifts to twentieth- and twenty-first-century democratic theorists, including Hannah Arendt, Jacques Derrida, Bonnie Honig, Jürgen Habermas, Seyla Benhabib, Sheldon Wolin, Chantal Mouffe, Jacques Rancière, and Judith Butler.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jack Turner Iii
Date: 04/01/2013