JUSTICE, FREEDOM AND DIFFERENCE: ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY

POL3LAC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines some of the key normative ideas and debates underpinning contemporary politics. We examine different ways of thinking about key political values such as freedom, justice, and equality, and we consider the work of some of the most influential thinkers in contemporary political theory. We focus on the work of key liberal philosophers such as John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin, and we consider powerful responses to and criticisms of their work by libertarians, egalitarians, feminists, cosmopolitans, and others. Throughout the subject, we consider how these theoretical debates bear on a variety of #real world# political conflicts over taxation, redistribution, education policy, global inequality, and the family.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Barry

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPOL2LAC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Political Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide for Students and Politicians

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSwift, A.

Year2006

Edition/Volume2ND ED

PublisherPOLITY

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKymlicka, W.

Year2001

Edition/Volume2ND ED

PublisherOXFORD UP

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop an understanding of key debates in contemporary political theory.
02. Understand and analyse the work of contemporary political theorists.
03. Write a critical research essay that demonstrates an advanced knowledge of key issues in contemporary political theory.

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Subject not currently offered - Subject options not available.