Democracy and Capitalism

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Democracy and Capitalism

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    International Relations, International Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Democracy and capitalism tend to go hand in hand. And yet, since the early stages of capitalist development, many critics have argued that there is an inherent tension between capitalism and democracy. The development of global capitalism and the recent global economic crises have reignited this age-old debate. Can democracy only thrive where economic freedom is prioritized? How does economic inequality affect political equality? Are elections adequate to attain political equality and the democratic control of the government? Starting by examining key concepts of democracy, we will discuss various views regarding the relationship between democracy and capitalism and look into the American democracy and the on-going debate over global capitalism.

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