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Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction to Part II of the Course

An introduction to the course and to some of the fundamental problems in legal and political philosophy. ...
1 video (Total 7 min), 4 readings
4 readings
Syllabus10m
Networks10m
Grading10m
Argumentative Reflections10m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Political Community and Borders

This unit explores the issues of how our political communities are and should be defined. What is the basis of political community? Should we be allowed to change what political community we are a part of? If so, how easily?...
6 videos (Total 95 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Lecture 6.1: Voluntarism & Political Community16m
Lecture 6.2: Alternatives to Voluntarism: Rehfeld's Random Constituencies18m
Lecture 6.3: Political Community, Cosmopolitanism & World Government12m
Lecture 6.4.0: Immigration & Exclusion16m
Lecture 6.4.1: Immigration, Exclusion & Open Borders19m
5 readings
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Political Community and Borders20m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Representatives, Elections, and Lotteries

This unit examines how our political community, once defined, should make law and policy. Who should get to have a say? ...
8 videos (Total 118 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Lecture 7.1: The Case for Representatives15m
Lecture 7.2: The Case for Elected Representatives11m
Lecture 7.3.0: The Perils of Elected Representation: Part I14m
Lecture 7.3.1: The Perils of Elected Representation: Part II17m
Lecture 7.4.0: The Lottocracy18m
Lecture 7.4.1: The Promise of Lottocracy13m
Lecture 7.4.2: Concerns About Lottocracy21m
5 readings
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Representatives, Elections, and Lotteries18m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Constitutions

This unit examines the role and importance of constitutions. Should we have a constitution? Why might we want one? What should be in it?...
8 videos (Total 101 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Lecture 8.1: Constitutions as Limits13m
Lecture 8.2: The Mechanisms of Constitutional Limitations8m
Lecture 8.3.0: Pre-Commitment & Constitutional Authority17m
Lecture 8.3.1: Pre-Commitment Revisited7m
Lecture 8.4: Constitutions & Process Theory15m
Lecture 8.5.0: Constitutions, Judicial Review, & Constitutional Interpretation15m
Lecture 8.5.1: Constitutional Interpretation9m
5 readings
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Constitutions18m

Instructor

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Alexander Guerrero

Assistant Professor
Philosophy and Medical Ethics and Health Policy

About Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

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