Units of Study

GOVT2112 - Modern Political Thought

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Alexandre Lefebvre
Phone: +61 2 9351 4945
Email: alex.lefebvre@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

1500wd mid-semester take-home exercise (30%) and 2500wd final essay (60%) and participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations

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