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210034 LK BAK5: LK History of Theory and Debates on Theory (2018S)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
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max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Please note that our first meeting is already on March 3rd!

Samstag 03.03. 10:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Freitag 23.03. 09:45 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Freitag 20.04. 09:45 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Samstag 21.04. 10:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Freitag 08.06. 09:45 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Political Theory, Governmentality and (Social) Contracts

Content
In the first part of this course, students will broaden their knowledge of political theory by discussing crucial concepts, such as liberalism, communitarianism, (deliberative) democracy, and postmodernism. In the second part, this knowledge will be deepened by a focus on governing (Schiller, Arendt), governmentality (Foucault) and social (as well as sexual and racial) contracts (Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau). Students will examine topics such as the state of nature, sovereignty and justice by close reading of primary literature, group discussions and brief lectures by the instructor.

Objectives
1. Enhance students’ insights into the canon and counter-canon.
2. Improve the techniques of oral and written presentations of the literature studied.
3. Actively participate in constructive (group) discussions.
4. Reflect and develop a critical view.

Methods
Close reading, oral presentations (posters, outlines of seminar papers), discussions (plenum, small groups), group work (e.g., creation of posters, mock conference).

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Requirements
• Active participation in the class as well as in small groups,
• two short writing assignments,
• one final seminar paper (10 pages, due by the end of the semester),
• presentations of group work and seminar paper.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum Requirement
Presence in the LK (attendance is mandatory).
This LK will be held in English. Therefore, a good (albeit not excellent) command of English is required.

Grade Components
1. Active engagement in class discussions and group work (discussions, posters, role play): 25 points
2. Oral presentations (group work, seminar paper): 20 points.
3. Two short writing assignments (3 pages each): 30 points.
4. Individually selected empirical paper (10 pages) on the topic of the LK: 25 points.

Grading Scale
1 (sehr gut) -> 100-89 points
2 (gut) -> 88-76 points
3 (befriedigend) -> 75-63 points
4 (genügend) -> 62-50 points
5 (nicht genügend) -> 49-0 points

Prüfungsstoff

Oral presentations, written papers, active participation in discussions and work in small groups.

Literatur

Basic Literature
Estlund, David (Ed.) (2012): The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.
Leopold, David/Stears, Marc (Eds.) (2008): Political Theory: Methods and Approaches. New York: Oxford University Press.
Mills, Charles W. (1997): The Racial Contract. Ithaca/London: Cornell University Press.
Pateman, Carole/Mills, Charles W. (2007): Contract and Domination. Cambridge/Malden: Polity Press.
Wolff, Jonathan (2016): An Introduction to Political Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Literature for the LK will be provided via Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 18.10.2018 11:28