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School of Politics and International Relations

POL379 Radical Politics Today

POL379 (POL379A – Autumn) Radical Politics Today module at Queen Mary University London's School of Politics and International Relations

Credits: 15
Semester: A

Module Convenor: Dr Lasse Thomassen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Check with School Office

Description: What does it mean to be radical today? Where do we find examples of radical politics in the contemporary world? This module combines two things: we study important contemporary radical thinkers such as Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri, Slavoj Zizek, Ernesto Laclau & Chantal Mouffe; and we study concrete examples of radical politics such as the Occupy protests, the Alter-Globalisation Movement and the Zapatistas. Doing so, we examine the dilemmas faced by students and practitioners of radical politics and the theoretical and political issues that divide them.

Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: Essay – 1000 words (30%) and Research essay – 3000 words(70%)
Level: 6