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PSCI0245

Power & Powerlessness

Power and Powerlessness
This course introduces students to the field of political theory through the study of the concepts of power, authority, and powerlessness. We study a wide range of theories and case studies on the origins and use of various types of power: political, institutional, cultural, personal, and religious. We study the difference between power and authority, how legitimacy is achieved and enacted, and how various "powerless" groups and individuals behave, react, and rebel. Readings include selections from the Bible, Thucydides, Hobbes, Luther, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Weber, Foucault, J. Gaventa, and H. Arendt. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Political Theory)/
Subject:
Political Science
Department:
Political Science
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2011

PSCI0245A-S11 Lecture (Carmola)

Spring 2008

PSCI0245A-S08 Lecture (Carmola)

Spring 2005

PSCI0245A-S05 Lecture (Carmola)