GPAD7304 SEMINARS ON CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY

This course covers the main positions in contemporary political theory ˇV liberalism, communitarianism, multiculturalism, deliberative democracy and feminism. Going beyond the various labels and isms, it addresses specific theorists and theories in some details. Students will learn to appreciate the critics of liberalismˇXits failure to take seriously the importance of community, cultural membership and democracy as well as its inability as a distributive paradigm for eliminating the oppression of women.

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Contemporary Political Theory of the undergraduate programme