ESPS4401 - Anarchism, Marxism & Beyond

Prerequisites: At least one of ESPS7101 German Political & Social Thought, ESPS7401 War & Peace, ESPS7402 Political Theories of Self-government or HIST2310 State, Sovereignty and Liberty, or similar courses
Course value: 0.5 unit
Convenor: Dr Peter Schröder
Duration: One term (Term 2)
Teaching structure: Two-hour seminar
Assessment: 1 assessed essay of 5,000 words on a topic of student's own devising (100%)
Available to: Final Years and Affiliates with advanced knowledge of history, history of thought, political theory or political philosophy 


Course Description:

This course examines the relation between the individual, society and the state by exploring the tradition of political thought, which has both individualistic and collectivist varieties, which regards the claims of authority with scepticism or hostility, and which pursues the aim of emancipation by achieving understanding of the real, but concealed determinants of power.