American Democracy: Elections and Political Participation
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SOCI 056C. American Democracy: Elections and Political Participation


In this course, we use the unfolding 2018 elections as a case study for understanding some of the most pressing issues in American Democracy: the stark inequality in political participation, the sense many people have that electoral politics doesn’t represent them, and the ways in which the rules & structure of our electoral system skew representation towards those with more resources.  We will be embarking on a collective research project over the course of the semester to better understand how non-voters and others in disadvantaged groups understand their relationship to American democratic politics.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2018. Laurison.
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/sociology-anthropology


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