Citizenship and Civic Action: From the Nineteenth Century Township to the Global Village

POLSCI 273S

Examination of prominent theories of citizenship alongside accounts of real-world social movements, civic associations and political actors. Topics to be considered include: the role of neighborhood associations and local government in a globalizing world, the challenges of transnational political action, the feasibility and desirability of participatory democracy in the 21st century, and the relationship between civic associations and the welfare state. One course.

Curriculum Codes: 

EI, SS