discourse, the midterm, leadership and moral dilemmas
Election date from 2003:
Mike Lenz lost votes
The Resurgent City Councils, 166-193
Hertke, "My Life as a School Board Candidate: Lessons
Learned in Local Politics"
Local election coverage: get copies of the Saratogian (Rebecca,
Jordan, Susie), Glens Falls Post-Star (Michal, Jeremy,
Rob, Alex), Schenectady Gazette (Dick, Francesca, Toph),
Albany Times-Union (Mugi, Ray, Tim, Ben)
"A Hypothetical Debate about Democracy"
Furet, "Democracy and Utopia"
Final Project: Topic/Thesis statement due
lecture: Prof. Tom Martin, College of the Holy Cross
of Athenian democracy
"Athenian Democracy and its Critics"
Osbourne, "Athenian Democracy: Something to Celebrate?"
ancient and modern
"Full Democracy" (Michal, Jeremy, Francesca, Rebecca)
"Direct Democracy: Old Prejudices and New Possibilities"
(Mugi, Tim, Ben, Ray, Susie) - login to the e-reserves at this link
and go to Robinson's article
Wood, "Demos vs. 'We the People': Freedom and Democracy
Ancient and Modern" (Jordan, Toph, Alex, Dick, Amelia) - handout
Final Project: introductory paragraph and working
local elections: a recap
Guest lecture: Val Keehn, mayor-elect of Saratoga Springs
for Mayor-elect Keehn:
THE CLASS with one question for V. Keehn
Election results (without absentee
Final results will be posted
until the founding of America and Campaigns and Elections
(The Book), 1-34
(The Book), 103-132
Group work: designing a satiric take on Saratoga politicians
Historians and the respublica
Republic: 509-31 BCE
Empire: 31 BCE-476 CE
Book 6 (excerpts): written ca. 160 BCE
on the life and career of Augustus (63 BCE-14 CE)
from the Res Gestae Divi Augusti ("Acts of the
Divine Augustus"): written 13 CE
Final Project: draft due
"Preparing for Exams"
TLC 202; 12/1: Davis Auditorium