Spring 2020

Contemporary Political Theory

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-480

Formerly listed as: POSC-43  |  POSC-80


Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01)


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.

Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Dumm.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to seniors, then juniors, then to sophomores and 5-college students.


Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022