POLSCI 409 - Twentieth Century Political Thought
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
POLSCI 101 or 302.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course offers a chronological survey of some central contributions to contemporary political thought. Its premise is that 20th-century political thinkers have offered us different (a) vocabularies to understand modern political world and (b) arguments for why and how we should try to change that world. Beginning with the German sociologist Max Weber and ending with the South African novelist J.M. Coetzee, the course draws from contributions outside political theory proper. The course is writing-intensive.

POLSCI 409 - Twentieth Century Political Thought
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0140187650
Eichmann in Jerusalem : a report on the banality of evil, Author: Hannah Arendt, Publisher: Penguin Books Rev. and e 1994
ISBN: 0143036378
Disgrace, Author: J.M. Coetzee., Publisher: Penguin Books 2005
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0802143008
Black skin, white masks, Author: Frantz Fanon. Transl. from the French by Richard Philcox., Publisher: Grove Press 1. ed. 2008
ISBN: 0679752552
Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison, Author: Michel Foucault ; translated from the French by Alan Sheridan., Publisher: Vintage Books 2nd Vintag 1995
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0717801330
The modern prince, and other writings, Author: Antonio Gramsci., Publisher: International Publishers 1975
ISBN: 0156186004
A collection of essays, Author: George Orwell., Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1st Harves 1953
ISBN: 0226816273
A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations, Author: Kate L. Turabian ; rev. by John Grossman and Alice Bennett., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 6th ed. 1996
ISBN: 0226738922
The concept of the political, Author: Carl Schmitt ; translation, introduction, and notes by George Schwab ; with "The Age of Neutralizations and Depoliticizations" (1929) translated by Matthias Konzen and John P. McCormick ; with Leo Straus's notes on Schmitt's essay, translated by J. Harve, Publisher: University of Chicago Press Expanded e 2007
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0872206653
The vocation lectures : "science as a vocation, "politics as a vocation", Author: Max Weber ; edited and with an introduction by David Owen and Tracy B. Strong ; translation by Rodney Livingstone., Publisher: Hackett Pub. 2004
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