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Democracy and Voting - PHIL2676

Year - 2020

Voting is often taken to be the cornerstone of a democratic society. We will look at a variety of voting systems and consider various philosophical questions about these systems and their proper role in democratic governance. We will consider famous theoretical results such as Arrow's Theorem and the Condorcet Jury Theorem and investigate whether these results have any implications for the scope and limits of democratic governance. We will also look at recent work on alternative approaches to democratic decision making.

2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

2x1250wd essays (50%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (40%), tutorial particiaption (10%)


12 junior credit points in PHIL


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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