POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 423, Dr. Maximilian Forte, Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, Concordia University

Session 4: September 28, 2016

Reclaiming Theories of Democracies: Multiple and Non-Liberal Alternatives

Lecture points:

  • The Global Problems of Democracy
  • Some of the Particular Questions of “Democracy”
  • Democratic Elitism

Lecture Presentation

Reading Questions

Required Reading:

Pages 1-66 in: Macpherson, C.B. (1965). The Real World of Democracy. Toronto, ON: House of Anansi Press.
→ See Section 6 in the syllabus: Required Texts

[Chapter 1: Old and New Dimensions of Democracy, pp. 1-16.
Chapter 2: Non-Liberal Democracy: The Communist Variant, pp. 17-32.
Chapter 3: Non-Liberal Democracy: The Underdeveloped Variant, pp. 33-49.
Chapter 4: Liberal-Democracy as a System of Power, pp. 51-66.]

Pages 1-22, and 93-115 in: Macpherson, C.B. (1977). The Life and Times of Liberal Democracy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
→ See Section 6 in the syllabus: Required Texts

[Chapter 1: Models and Precursors, pp. 1-22.
Chapter 5: Model 4: Participatory Democracy, pp. 93-115.]

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