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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

COCO 30 Democracy - A Challenged Concept

Three decades after the end of the cold war resurgent ultra-nationalism, parochial populism, white supremacy, anti-immigrant fervor, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and rabid misogyny undermine the stability and indefeasibility of European and American democracies. Commentators and scholars identify rampant capitalism, neoliberalism, globalization, and the untamed proliferation of new media as causes for the vulnerability democracies. While some consider the establishment of right-wing movements and politicians as expressions of a temporary populist phase or even the advent of a post-democratic age, others refer to white-supremacist attacks or the recurrence of KKK and neo-Nazi groups worldwide as harbingers of a new fascism. This course will discuss the central terms and concepts such as (illiberal) democracy, republicanism, neoliberalism, populism, or fascism, as well as (counter-) movements on both side such as the Tea Party, Alt-Right, the Brexit, as well as #MeToo, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter through a variety of artifacts, documentaries, movies, speeches, literary texts, news articles and theoretical debates.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or SOC; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.