Units of Study
GOVT2112 - Modern Political Thought
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Alexandre Lefebvre
This unit considers key themes in modern and contemporary political thought. It uses primary texts to address topics such as sovereignty, democracy, fascism, liberalism, human rights, politics and religion, violence, and political identity. Authors may include Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Kant, Nietzsche, Marx, J.S. Mill, Tocqueville, Rawls, Arendt, Schmitt, and Foucault.
1x1500wd mid-semester take-home exercise (30%), 1x2500wd final essay (60%), and participation (10%).
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2
12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations
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