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Moral Foundations of Politics

2019/2020
Academic Year
RUS
Instruction in Russian
3
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
School of Social Sciences
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 3 module

Instructor

Программа дисциплины

Аннотация

When do governments deserve our allegiance, and when should they be denied it? This compulsory MOOC course explores the main answers that have been given to this question in the modern West. We start with a survey of the major political theories of the Enlightenment: Utilitarianism, Marxism, and the social contract tradition. In each case, we begin with a look at classical formulations, locating them in historical context, but then shift to the contemporary debates as they relate to politics today. Next, we turn to the rejection of Enlightenment political thinking, again exploring both classical and contemporary formulations. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the various authors discussed, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments. To this end, we discuss a variety of concrete problems, including debates about economic inequality, affirmative action and the distribution of health care, the limits of state power in the regulation of speech and religion, and difficulties raised by the emerging threat of global environmental decay.
Цель освоения дисциплины

Цель освоения дисциплины

  • to provide an overview of the main classical and contemporary concepts and approaches to the problem of the legitimacy of power
Планируемые результаты обучения

Планируемые результаты обучения

  • master and compare the main contemporary theoretical approaches to the prroblem of the legitimacy of power
  • master and compare the main contemporary theoretical approaches to the problem of the legitimacy of power
  • reflect on the relevance of theoretical approaches and concepts for solving contemporary political theories
  • reflect on the relevance of theoretical approaches and concepts to solving contemporary political problems
Содержание учебной дисциплины

Содержание учебной дисциплины

  • Welcome to Moral Foundations of Politics
    Welcome to the course. Meet your instructor and learn about the structure of the course and what makes it distinctive.
  • Enlightenment Political Theory (1): Utilitarianism
    Classical utilitarianims. Neoclassical utilitarianism. Contemporary debates within utilitarianism.
  • Enlightenment Political Theory (2): Marxism
    The Marxist theory and its main tenets. Marxism: failures and legacy.
  • Enlightenment Political Theory (3): Social Contract
    Classical formulations of the social contract theory. Its contemporary reformulations. Contemporary debates within the social contract theory as they relate to today's problems
Элементы контроля

Элементы контроля

  • неблокирующий Online tests
  • неблокирующий Oral exam
Промежуточная аттестация

Промежуточная аттестация

  • Промежуточная аттестация (3 модуль)
    0.6 * Online tests + 0.4 * Oral exam
Список литературы

Список литературы

Рекомендуемая основная литература

  • The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory. : Oxford University Press, 2015.

Рекомендуемая дополнительная литература

  • Miller, D., & Dagger, R. (2006). Utilitarianism and Beyond: Contemporary Analytical Political Theory. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.3F97381B
  • The Oxford handbook of political theory / ed. by John S. Dryzek . (2006). Oxford [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.121392570