GOV 335M • Contemporary Political Theory-W
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Analyzing path-breaking original sources by some of the most influential thinkers of our time, this seminar examines eight core topics in contemporary political theory: identity and community, institutions, power, freedom, legitimacy, justice, equality, and democracy.
Average of four essays, each 6- to 7-pages, adjusted for quality of class participation.
Michael Walzer, Interpretation and Social Criticism; Albert Hirschmann, Exit, Voice and Loyalty; Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish; Joseph Raz, Morality of Freedom; Jürgen Habermas, Theory of Communicative Action; John Rawls, Theory of Justice; Amartya Sen, Inequality Reexamined; Robert Dahl, Democracy and its Critics.