Colonialism, Discourse, and Democracy

Description: Lecture, three or four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Transformation of language used to talk or write about politics during era of European colonialism and resulting shifts in identity ensuing in political change. Theories of democracy, dynamics of colonial encounter between Europeans and peoples living outside Europe, problems of collective action in tyranny and democracy, consequences of sharing identity for collective action, transformation of discourse in response to colonialism and ensuing enfranchisement in Europe, North America, and Southwest Pacific, spread of enfranchisement following discursive transformations in Russia and in selected states emerging in formerly colonized territories. Letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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