Global Modern Political Thought|
Fall 2021 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate|
Modern political thought is defined by questions of the consolidation of state power, democratic governance, the rise of capitalism, and the legitimate uses of violence. Yet, these questions are intertwined with questions of colonialism, racism, and inequality. How does capitalism give rise to new ways of life across different times and places? What new forms of subjectivity arise with the consolidation of the nation-state, the emergence of new forms of communication, and the rise of the so-called autonomous individual? What is the relationship between democracy, empire, and colonialism? This course will consider the writings of thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jacques Rousseau, and Karl Marx in dialogue with Franz Fanon, Mao Zedong, B.R. Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi, Kwame Nkrumah, Enrique Dussel, and others. This course is required for political theory concentrators in the government major.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)(HRAD-MN)
Thomas Hobbes, LEVIATHAN
John Locke, SECOND TREATISE ON GOVERNMENT
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, ON THE SOCIAL CONTRACT; "Discourse on Inequality"
G.W.F. Hegel, THE PHILOSOPHY OF RIGHT
Karl Marx, "Communist Manifesto" "Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844" "On the Jewish Question"
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Three 6-8 page papers, final exam
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