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CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: United Kingdom - England - London School of Economics - 'London School of Economics'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
Number & Suffix: 157 Y
Full UC Title: CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY 
Transcript Title: CONTEMP POL THEORY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 12.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course provides an advanced introduction to contemporary political theory. Both parts of the course engage normative and critical theoretical texts by considering present-day political and social problems. Part one investigates political-theoretical concepts and arguments in view of increasingly precarious social and economic conditions for much of the world’s population. What norms of justice, equality, and liberty might justify efforts to redistribute material resources? How have recent changes in capitalism affected human desires with regard to work, work’s products, and work-based relationships, and what new forms of freedom or submission might such altered desires promote? Part two confronts pressing questions that stem from climate change, global migration, and racial and colonial violence. What shifts in modern notions of nature-human relations might climate change spur and under what political conditions would people respond to these ethical imperatives? What obligations does a political society have to migrants and what new conceptions of political agency might migrants’ work and political ventures suggest? What are the sources of colonial and racial violence, and what ethical and political commitments should anti-racist and decolonizing responses entail? 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY 
Partner University Department: Government 
Partner University Course Number: GV262