|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||15 Hours. (15 x 1 hour)|
|Seminars / Tutorials||9 Hours. (9 x 1 hour)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Seminar Performance||10%|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours Exam||90%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- have a grasp of the main themes of the history of political thought
- be acquainted with three or more political ideologies.
- be able to evaluate an original text in political theory.
- be capable of putting forward and appraising a political argument.
This module provides an introduction to the history of political theory and a close analysis of specific ideas and thinkers.
1. Political Theory and its history
2. Machiavelli's The Prince
3. Modern political theory - Hobbes and sovereign power
4. John Locke and liberal political theory
4. Rousseau - the social contract theory continued
6. Liberalism and Utilitarianism - John Stuart Mill, James Mill & Bentham
7. Conservatism ? Edmund Burke and Michael Oakeshott
8. Fascism - is there a coherent ideology as exemplified in the work of Carl Schmitt?
9. Anarchism - Bakunin, Godwin and Kropotkin
10. Feminism ? Mary Wollstonecraft, Susan Moller Okin and Judith Butler.
11. Socialism ? the Kantian socialists versus Marx
10 ECTS credits
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This module is at CQFW Level 6