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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2007

GOV 335M • Contemporary Political Theory-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39990 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
CBA 4.336

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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; J├╝rgen Habermas, Theory of Communicative Action; John Rawls, Theory of Justice; Amartya Sen, Inequality Reexamined; Robert Dahl, Democracy and its Critics.


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