For all students: Read all selections.
Shapiro, The Evolution of Rights in Liberal Theory (pp.54-69)
Janda et al., The Challenge of Democracy (Chapter 1: Freedom, Order, or Equality)
Held and Hill, The Democratic State: Critique of Bourgeois Sovereignty (Chapters 1–2; entire book also viewable online)
Read all selections.
Email the writing assignment (selected students only) or paragraph response (all other students) to me no later than 11:00 am on the day of class. Writing assignments can be sent as attachments (PDF or word.doc). Paragraph responses can be embedded directly into the body of the email.
Read all selections. Compare and comment on the attitudes towards freedom, order, equality, and rights in the excerpts from Shapiro (discussing Hobbes), Janda et al., and Held/Hill.
Be prepared to read (or otherwise present) a condensed version of your paper in class (7–10 minutes).
Paper should be 1000–1300 words, or approximately 3–4 typed pages, 1.5 line spacing.
Write a short (1-paragraph) response to a sentence extracted from one of the readings that you found interesting or provocative. Provide a footnote citation for the quotation you have chosen using the "notes and bibliography system."1
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