POLS 0215 - American Political Thought

Credits: 3

Explores the origin and development of political ideas and practices in the United States from the seventeenth century to the present, with emphasis on their influence on the present. Places American political thought in the context of western political thought, and traces the tensions that have existed within it including between the individual and community, liberty and equality, liberalism and democracy, theory and practice. Other themes include rights, justice, legitimacy, and power.

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