Political Theory II (POLS 473)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Political Science(POLS)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Ayşe Gülden Kadıoğlu ayse@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
SPS102 SPS101
Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Communicative,Discussion based learning
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CONTENT

This course explores the central issues in contemporary political philosophy such as the nature and value of democracy, freedom, justice, equality, collective well- being, collective identity, and the political institutions these ideals require.

OBJECTIVE

To convey the meaning of fundamental, modern political ideologies.

LEARNING OUTCOME

1. Identify the main currents of ideas that accompany the various routes to modernity

2. Discuss the various manifestations of the main set of ideologies

3. Compare and contrast these ideas with each another

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Midterm 35
Exam 35
Homework 30

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Terence Ball and Richard Dagger, Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal (Longman/Pearson Education, 2011)

David Ingersoll, Richard K. Matthews and Andrew Davison, The Philosophic Roots of Modern Ideology (Hudson, NY: Sloan Publishing, 2010)

Edward W. Said, Orientalism (New York: Vintage Books, Random House, 1979).

A reading package that can be obtained from the Copy Center containing certain chapters of the following books and some articles: