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School of Politics and International Relations

POL264 Modern Political Thought 2

POL264 Modern Political Thought 2

Credits: 15
Semester: 2

Module Convenor: Prof Kimberly Hutchings

Description: This module builds on the analysis of concepts and ideologies begun in POL110. It enables students to follow through key ideas and debates about equality, power, revolution, democracy, identity and politics in modern political thought. It covers a range of thinkers from exemplars of Liberalism and Marxism to their anarchist, feminist, postcolonial and postmodern critics. The module focuses on thinkers from the mid- to late-C20th, such as Fanon, Gandhi, Beauvoir, Habermas, Rawls, Foucault (the thinkers may change from year to year).

Assessment: Item 1: 40% Essay (2000 words) Item 2: 60% Examination (2 hours)
Level: 5

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