Contemporary Political Theory|
Fall 2021 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate|
How shall we get along? This course examines some important 20th and 21st century theories of politics. Major issues include the role of reason and emotion in grounding the basic principles of our political lives, the conceptual foundations of liberal and civic republican democracy, and critiques of liberalism from communitarian, critical theory, and postmodern perspectives. We will explore what political theory can be today. This course, together with GOVT337 and GOVT338, provides a survey of major Western political theories; at least two of these courses are recommended for students concentrating in political theory.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)
Habermas, STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE PUBLIC SPHERE
Rawls, THEORY OF JUSTICE
Foucault, DISCIPLINE AND PUNISH
Taylor, SOURCES OF THE SELF
Benhabib, RIGHTS OF OTHERS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm exam, 2 papers (6-8 pages), class presentation, final paper (8-10 pages).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
There is no prerequisite for this course, but it is strongly recommended that you have taken a course in philosophy or political/social theory.
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