408600 VO History of Social and Political Thought

winter semester 2017/2018 | Last update: 27.11.2017 Place course on memo list
408600
VO History of Social and Political Thought
VO 2
5
Block
annually
German

Students will be familiarized with key currents and central concepts of social and political thought from classics of the early modern period (Hobbes and Machiavelli) to contemporary debates.

The course will take a thematic approach to social and political theory and cover such themes as the nature of power, social order, community, the state and capitalism, as well as major political ideologies. The thinkers examined will include Marx, Weber, Durkheim and (Karl) Polanyi. The roots of their arguments in classical political thought will be emphasized. The course will conclude with some contemporary debates in political and social theory concerning governance and citizenship

Lecture, assessment is based on a single examination at the end of the course.

A written examination at the end of the course consisting of a list of question from which students will be expected to answer two (in English or German).

Raymond Aron (1991) [1968] Main Currents of Sociological Thought (two volumes). Transaction: Piscataway, NJ.

Will Kymlicka (2001) Contemporary Political Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Date Time Location
Thu 2017-10-05
11.30 - 13.00 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free Vorbesprechung
Fri 2017-11-03
09.00 - 12.30 SR 4 (Sowi) SR 4 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2017-11-04
09.00 - 12.30 SR 4 (Sowi) SR 4 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2018-01-12
09.00 - 12.30 SR 4 (Sowi) SR 4 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2018-01-13
09.00 - 12.30 SR 2 (Sowi) SR 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2018-01-26
09.00 - 12.30 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2018-01-27
09.00 - 12.30 SR 2 (Sowi) SR 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Wed 2018-02-07
10.00 - 12.00 SR 6 (Sowi) SR 6 (Sowi) Barrier-free Klausur