INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
||Contemporary Political Thought / Philosophy
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 1
|This course examines major political theoretical perspectives such as liberalism, communitarianism, nationalism, feminism and so forth. In rethinking these perspectives, the course will analyzes the works of major political thinkers of the 20th century. The relationships and links between different political theories and political practice will also be explored.
|Identify and discuss the major concepts and ideas at the center of political thought of the 20th and early 21st century.
Understand the distinctness of contemporary political thought, and its dialogue with classical political theory.
Gain a basic understanding of the major works of political theory of the second half of the 20th and early 21st century.
Develop a new way of thinking about the political condition of the contemporary era.
Understand the role of affect in the constitution of political behavior.
Improve critical thinking skills
- Introduction to Political Theory
- Liberal Equality
- Libertarianism, Marxism
- Cosmopolitanism (Guest lecture)
- Civic Citizenship
- Mid Term Exam
- Deliberative Democracy
- Islamic Political Thought- The Challenge of the EU
- Discourse Theory
- Affect, Emotions and Political Theory
- Term paper presentations
- Course Summary
- Interactive Lectures
- Practical Sessions
- Discussions and group work
- Student debates
- Problem solving
- Case Studies
- Guest instructor
- Use of educational films
| Term Paper||1||15|
| Class Deliverables||14||25|
| Final Exam||1||35|
- Kymlichka, W. (2001) Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction. Oxford University Press
- Dryzek, Honig and Phillips (2006) The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. Oxford University Press.
- Mouffe, C. (2005) On the Political Routledge
- Mills, S. (2004) Discourse: The New Critical Idiom. Routledge
- Westen, D. (2006) The Role of Emotion in Deciding teh Fate of the Nation. Public Affairs
- Westen, D. (2006) The Political Brain. Public Affairs
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||14||2||28|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)||14||1||14|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||12||12|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||22||22|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||10||1||10|
|Seminar / Presentation||1||20||20|