180F07 Democ as cultural value

180F07 Democ as cultural value - Democracy as cultural...

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Democracy as cultural value
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Class Objectives To understand Phillips’ two main arguments for gender equity in representation To understand the distinction between procedural and substantial interpretations of democracy To examine possibility of Confucian democracy To see argument for majority rule
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What is appropriate representation? Under-representation of women in U.S. Government Is this a problem? Should women have guaranteed representation? Slippery slope arguments Why not require proportional rep. of every social group? Why not elect a single person to rep. everyone?
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4 Arguments for Gender Parity (Anne Phillips) 1. Role models not a political argument 2. Principle of justice between sexes 3. Interests argument 4. Revitalization of democracy argument
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sexes P1. The fact that women are under- represented in politics shows that there is some intentional or structural discrimination, which is unjust. P2. But an injustice cannot justify the
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course PHIL 180 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Kansas.

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