GOV 94OF – Law and Politics in Multicultural Democracies

GOV 94OF – Law and Politics in Multicultural Democracies

Semester: Fall
Offered: 2021
Instructor: Ofrit Liviatan
Meeting Time: M 3:00pm-5:45pm

Examines the role of law in the governance of cultural diversity drawing on examples from the USA, Western Europe, India, Northern Ireland, and Israel. Central themes at the intersection of law and politics will be explored, including: the impact of courts on rights protections, law’s function as a venue of conflict resolution, and courts’ relationship with other political institutions. Specific attention will be given to contemporary controversies such as religious symbols and abortion.

Recommended Prep: Yiddish BB or permission of the instructor.


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