POL 302- Contemporary Political Theories

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POL 302Contemporary Political Theories: 2+1, ECTS: 5
Course Objectives: This course aims to examine major political theories and ideologies such as liberalism, conservatism, socialism, anarchism, nationalism, fascism, feminism and so forth. In rethinking these ideologies, particular attention will be paid to the different aspects of each particular ideology through the works of monumental political thinkers from Locke to Marx, from Burke to Bakunin. The relationships and links between different ideologies and political theories will also be explored. The course aim is to introduce, What is (wrong with) the Enlightenment? ; Crisis of Morality and Culture; On the Limits of Reason; The Self-Destructive Character of Democracy; The Politics of Liberal Resignation; Eclipse of the Public in Mass Society; From Great Society to Great Community; Revival of Classical Political Philosophy; Liberal Contractarianism Redux; Making Liberalism Political: Two Versions; Deliberative Democracy and the Linguistic Turn; The Three Faces of Power; From Modern to Postmodern Power; Concluding Remarks: Whither Democracy?