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PPR220: Modern Political Thought
Tutors: TBC (Michaelmas) and Patrick Bishop (Lent)
This course explores a range of ideas which are central to any understanding of politics focusing on four related themes: Liberty, the Individual, Equality, and Community. It proceeds by reading and discussing some of the core-texts of modern political thinkers. The course is divided into two sections over two terms. In the first term we will read, examine and discuss thinkers who make a contribution to our understanding of the notions of liberty and the individual (Hobbes, Locke, J S Mill, and Hayek). In the second term we will explore the thought of thinkers who are associated with the ideas of equality and community (Rousseau, Marx, the Fabians, and Rawls).
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
40% coursework and 60% exam.
Lecture (1.5 hours) and seminar (1 hour) weekly.
Boucher D & Kelly P Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present
Hampsher-Monk I A History of Modern Political Thought: Major Political Thinkers from Hobbes to Marx
McClelland J S A History of Western Political Thought
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