11-14 - 11/3 The Polities of Modern Societies I:...

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11/3 The Polities of Modern Societies I: Ideologies, Markets, and Politics I. Democracy and The State in the Industrial Societies a. The Democratic Trend b. Markets and Politics in Modern Societies i. Ideologies, Old and New c. Lindbloom’s “The Market as Prison” The Democratic Trend - From “subjects” to “citizens” - How did we get here from there (i.e., how did the democracies of contemporary world become democratic?) - Democracy is something that is better to think of as a variable , something that countries have more or less of , rather in either/or , democratic/non-democratic terms. From o ligarchical republic to democratic republic o E.g., 50 years after the founding of the U.S., just 10% of the adult population was entitled to vote. Why? - The Democratic Trend in the U.S., the transition from oligarchical republicanism to democratic republicanism, is a story of the extension of the franchise (the right to vote) to a progressively larger proportion of the adult population:
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