UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


ESPS0014 - Anarchism, Marxism & Beyond

Prerequisites: At least one of ESPS0016 German Political & Social Thought, ESPS0025 War & Peace, ESPS0026 Political Theories of Self-government or HIST0047 State, Sovereignty and Liberty, or similar courses
Course value: 15 credits
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 
Module level: Advanced

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.