Inequality and American Democracy

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

The "rights revolutions" of the 1960s and 1970s removed barriers to full citizenship for African Americans, women, and other formerly marginalized groups. But inequalities of wealth and income have grown since the 1970s. How do changing social and economic inequalities influence American democracy? This seminar explores empirical research and normative debates about political participation, about government responsiveness to citizen preferences, and about the impact of public policies on social opportunity and citizen participation.

Additional Information

Faculty: Theda Skocpol
Semester: Full Spring Term
Time: TBA
GOV 94OA