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School of Politics and International Relations

POL379 Radical Politics Today

POL379 (POL379A – Autumn) Radical Politics Today 

Credits: 15
Semester: 2
Timetable:

Seminar Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm Lecture Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 10 am - 11 am

Module Convenor: Dr Lasse Thomassen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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: Item 1: 100% Long essay (3500 words)
Level: 6

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