Spring 2009

Contemporary Political Theory

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-80


Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01)


(PT) A consideration of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Western political theory. Topics to be considered include the fate of modernity, identity and difference, power, representation, freedom, and the state. This year’s readings may include works by the following authors: Freud, Weber, Benjamin, Heidegger, Arendt, Derrida, Foucault, Berlin, Butler, Connolly, and Agamben. This course fulfills the requirement for an advanced seminar in Political Science. Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Dumm.