Courses: Political Sociology (SOCLH277B01)
This course examines the social organization of political power in the U.S., focusing on the State, the influence of economic power (corporations & the economic elite)on political decision making, and "democracy": to what degree are we a democratic nation, what is the state of democracy now, and what might the future hold? We will explore the foundations of the major theories of state and social power--class (Marx), elite (Weber), and pluralist (de Toqueville) as well as more contemporary theories.
Fulfills: SO I
Haverford, Rbts 007