Units of study

PHIL2635 - Contemporary Political Philosophy

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicholas Carl Malpas

Description

A critical introduction to the major schools of thought in contemporary political philosophy, organized around the theme of inclusion and exclusion. The inclusive ambitions of liberal political theory will be confronted with objections from thinkers motivated by concern with various facets of social and political exclusion, notably based on the categories of gender, cultural difference, deviancy and statelessness. Debates relating to refugees and asylum seekers will be considered in the latter part of this unit of study.

Assessments

1x2000 word essay (50%), 1x500 word tutorial paper (10%) and 1x2000 word take-home exam (40%)

Textbooks

Kymlicka, W. Introduction to Contemporary Political Philosophy, OUP, 2nd edition.
Unit reader available from the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL3535, PHIL2535

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