Checking date: 04/02/2019


Course: 2019/2020

Political theory and problems contemporary
(14090)
Study: Bachelor in Political Science (205)


Coordinating teacher: LOSADA MAESTRE, ROBERTO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
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Description of contents: programme
UNIT I: REPUBLICANISM Origins and Development Central themes Relevant thinkers UNIT II: COMMUNITARIANISM Origins and Development Central themes Relevant thinkers UNIT III: MULTICULTURALISM Origins and Development Central themes Relevant thinkers UNIT IV: FEMINISM Origins and Development Central themes Relevant thinkers UNIT V: ECOLOGISM Origins and Development Central themes Relevant thinkers
Learning activities and methodology
The course includes both plenary lectures and practical sessions A main aim of the course is to get students involved in the learning process, offering the basic tools in order to reasoning and debating the topics and readings of the subject program Students will be encouraged to compare the different ideologies and authors presented throughout the plenary lectures. Researching skills will be developed through the depth study of one particular ideology. By the end of the course, stutents must be capable of: a) Finding its roots b) Indentifying its main authors and point out in what ideas they agree/differ c) Giving examples of its presence in concrete political phenomena Once the research is finished, studets must defense firmly their choose, and prove that they know the main differences whith the rest of the ideologies included in the program
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Antón Mellón, J. (ed.) (1998),. Ideologías y movimientos políticos contemporáneos,. Tecnos, Madrid..
  • Avineri, S. y de-Shalit, A. (eds.) (1992), Communitarism and Individualism, Oxford, Oxford University Press.. .. .. .
  • Barret, M. (1991), Women¿s Oppression Today: Problems in Marxist Feminist Analysis, London, Verso.. .. .. .
  • Dobson, A. (1999), «Ecologism», en Eatwell, R. y Wright, A., Contemporary Political Ideologies, London, Routledge.. .. .. .
  • Dobson, A. y Eckersley, R. (2006), Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge,. .. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press..
  • Eatwell, R. y Wright, A. (1999), Contemporary Political Ideologies, London, Routledge.. .. .. .
  • Etzioni, A. (1993), The Spirit of Community: Rights, Responsabilities and the Communitarian Agenda, Fontana Press.. .. .. .
  • Fraser, N. y Honneth, A. (2003), Redistribution or Recognition? A political-philosophical Exchange, London, Verso.. .. .. .
  • Gibbins, R. y Loleen, Y. (1996), Mindscapes, Political Ideologies Towards the 21st Century, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, Canada.. .. .. .
  • Kukathas, C. (2004), «Nationalism and Multiculturalism», en G.F. Gaus y C. Kukathas (eds.), Handbook of Political Theory, SAGE Publications.. .. .. .
  • Kymlicka, W. (2007). Multicultural Odysseys,. Oxford, Oxford University.
  • Mouffe, C. (1992), «Feminism, Citizenship and Radical Democratic Politics», en J. Butler y J. Scott (eds.), Feminists Theorize the Political,. .. New York & London, Routledge..
  • Máiz, R. y Requejo, F. (eds.), (2005), Democracy, Nationalism and Multiculturalism, London, Frank Cass.. .. .. .
  • Nadeau, C. y D. Weinstock (dir.) (2004), Republicanism. History, Theory and Practice, London, Frank Cass.. .. .. .
  • Pateman, C. (1987), «Feminist Critiques of the Public/Private Dichotomy», en Anne Phillips (ed.), Feminism and Equality,. .. New York, Blackwell & New York University Press..
  • Sargent, L. (1996),. Contemporary Political Ideologies: A Comparative Analysis,. New York, ITP..
  • Walzer, M. (1990),. «The Communitarian Critique of Liberalism»,. en Political Theory, núm. 18, vol. 1, pp. 6-23..

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.