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Democracy and Voting - PHIL2676

Year - 2018

Voting is often taken to be the cornerstone of a democratic society. We will look at a variety of voting systems and consider various philosophical questions about these systems and their proper role in democratic governance. We will consider famous theoretical results such as Arrow's Theorem and the Condorcet Jury Theorem and investigate whether these results have any implications for the scope and limits of democratic governance. We will also look at recent work on alternative approaches to democratic decision making.

Classes
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
2x1250wd essays (50%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (40%), tutorial particiaption (10%)

Pre-requisites

12 junior credit points in PHIL

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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