Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

HIST 405 - DEMOCRACY AND CAPITALISM

Long Title: DEMOCRACY AND CAPITALISM: THE HISTORICAL DEBATE FROM MARX TO TRUMP
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Does mass democracy presume freedom of private property, free labor, and market relations as fundamental rights of the individual? Or does the market mean capital's domination over individuals, negating democracy? Does democratic "freedom" involve restraining capitalism? Or does capitalism involve limiting democracy through undemocratic institutions like rights and central banks?