This seminar evaluates the state of democracy in Canada. It uses the literature on democratic theory to interrogate the democratic nature of Canada's political institutions and practices. Topics may include the democratic deficit, electoral reform, citizen assemblies, referendums, judicial activism, parliamentary reform, governing from the centre, e-democracy, civic engagement, voter behaviour, campaign finance reform, and citizen politics.
Additional Course Information
- Registration status: Year 4 Honours Political Science and either PO263 or PO264.