Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Political Studies
Who is able to exercise power in society? On what authority is that power exercised? How legitimate is that authoritative exercise of power? Does democracy confer legitimacy? How are individual rights balanced against collective rights? What role do institutions play in these debates? Looking at Canada and Canadian politics, and in comparison with other forms of political organization, this course introduces students to the core concepts of political studies. It provides students with the means to apply these concepts in defining and undertaking political research. Finally, it asks students to consider the implications of politics and political research on our contemporary world.
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