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Democracy and its Alternatives
Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 13
What characteristics do democracies share? How do they differ? And what can alternatives to democracy—namely, authoritarianism and dictatorship—teach us about democracy itself? This course is American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory rolled into one, touching on everything from Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s social contract theory to Europe’s sovereign debt crisis in 2007. It is an effort to understand democracy from all available angles—in theory and in practice, from ancient Greece to revolutionary America—the good and the bad, its present and its future.
How to Attend
Meetings are online (over Zoom) Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 p.m. March 28-June 13
To join the class, use the following link: https://rebrand.ly/zhzte8a
Alan Carter has been a member of East Shore since 1997 and leads many of these classes.
For details see: The Great Courses