Contemporary Political Theory

PSCI 0435 Contemporary Political Theory (Spring 2017)In this seminar, we will study problems and debates in American and European political theory from 1945 to the present. Students will explore a broad range of topics, including the revival of political philosophy, positivism, relativism, rationalism, totalitarianism, contemporary liberal theory, communitarianism, conservatism, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. We will study major works by some of the 20th century’s most influential political thinkers. Authors may include Hannah Arendt, Michael Oakeshott, Leo Strauss, Isaiah Berlin, Eric Voegelin, John Rawls, Michael Sandel, Iris Marion Young, Michael Walzer, Will Kymlicka, Richard Rorty, and Michel Foucault. (One course in Political Theory or one course in Philosophy) (Not open to students who have taken PSCI 1035) 3 hrs. sem. (Political Theory)/
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Spring 2017

PSCI0435A-S17 Seminar (Callanan)