Units of study

PHIL2634 - Democratic Theory

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: John Grumley
Phone: +61 2 9351 2465
Email: john.grumley@sydney.edu.au


A unit in normative political philosophy. The unit will examine ideas of democracy, as well as historical foundations of these ideas, and it will do so in order to address key issues in contemporary democratic theory, such as the tension between republican and liberal ideas, the relationship between justice and democracy, the challenges of social and cultural pluralism, the limits of democratic inclusion, and, importantly, the nature of political legitimacy and the challenge of a suitably inclusive justification of political principles.


presentation (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%) and 1x2000wd Take-home exam (45%)


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.


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