Units of Study

GOVT2616 - Key Concepts in Political Thought

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Alice Melissa Judell


What enables us as political animals to live together in political communities? This unit examines key concepts undergirding our contemporary political life handed down to us through centuries of political thought; from the Athenian city-state to contemporary reflections on identity. Some of the concepts and problématiques explored may include: the state; sovereignty; the political; liberty; property; the citizen vs. the subject, reasons vs. the passions.


2000wd mid-semester take-home exercise (40%) and 2000wd essay (40%) and 500wd equivalent oral presentation (10%) and tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures, 1x1-hr tutorial


12 Junior credit points in Government and International Relations


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