POL379 Radical Politics Today
Module Convenor: Dr Lasse Thomassen
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 (25%) and Research essay – 3000 words (75%)