Political Science | Democracy & National Security
Y311 | 14665 | Khanani


The primary goal of this course is for each of us to further develop
our critical thinking skills. Given our subjects, this should entail
forming a more nuanced notion of what, exactly, democracy is (or
might be), how and why nations exist, and alternative notions
of ‘national security’ in modern polities. Having defined our terms,
we will examine the tension(s) between the idea of 'national
security' and democracy.

Although this class is heavily theory-oriented, there are several
articles related to our conceptual and theoretical readings that
should help us locate the abstract notions we examine at a more
practical level.