|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 concept of ideology.
- 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 advanced introduction to political theory and a close analysis of specific ideas and thinkers.
1. Ideology and Political Theory: Marx
2. Mannheim's theories of ideology
3. Machiavelli's The Prince
4. Modern political theory - Hobbes and Locke
5. Rousseau' the social contract theory continued
6. Liberalism and Utilitarianism - John Stuart Mill, James Mill & Bentham
7. Conservatism - contemporary and classical
8. Fascism - is there a coherent ideology?
9. Anarchism - Bakunin, Godwin and Kropotkin
10. Feminism - classical and contemporary
11. Socialism - is there a non-marxist socialism?
The aims of this course are to introduce the student to the use and critical appraisal of some of the principal texts in political thought. This will be done through the study of key classical writers and the investigation of a number of ideologies such as liberalism, nationalism, conservatism, fascism, socialism, and anarchism.
10 ECTS credits
Reading ListRecommended Text
Goodwin, Barbara. Using political ideas /[by] Barbara Goodwin. Primo search Hoffman, John Introduction to Political Theory Primo search Williams, Howard Ll. International relations in political theory /Howard Williams. Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6