This course will center on representative works of the major trends or traditions in twentieth century political theory: liberalism, conservatism, communitarianism, critical theory, postmodernism, and the like. The course will evidence a certain interdisciplinary quality, and the reading is fairly heavy: Be prepared to make a serious commitment. Requirements will include an in-class presentation and 2 essay exams.
Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem
Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
Eduard Bernstein, The Preconditions of Socialism
Ernst Bloch, Heritage of Our Times
Stephen Eric Bronner and Douglas Kellner (ed.’s), Critical Theory and Society