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Бакалаврская программа «Политология и мировая политика»

The History of Political Thought

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль


Course Syllabus


The course looks at political concepts produced in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and also Russia. Students will learn about why these concepts matter, what controversies surround each of them and what the vigorous debates and disagreements about them reveals about the character of contemporary politics in the era of globalization
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main goal of this course is to introduce students to some of the key political ideas in a chronological and cross-country perspective, grounding students in several national theoretical traditions and encouraging them to produce analysis beyond the nation-states centered paradigm
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student applies historical political concepts to the analysis of contemporary politics
  • Student formulates his/her ideas clearly
  • Student publicly communicates his/her opinion on the political concept
  • Student critically analyzes political ideas in their social context
  • Student knows basic historical facts about political philosophers, social and historical context of their works
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Political ideas of Ancient China and Ancient India
  • Political thought of Thucydides
  • Political ideas of Plato
  • Political Ideas of Aristotle
  • Political ideas of Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas
  • Political Ideas of Niccolо Machiavelli
  • Political Ideas of Thomas Hobbes
  • Political Ideas of John Locke
  • Charles Louis de Montesquieu: Forms of Government and Their Principles
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the French Revolution
  • Thomas Jefferson, American Revolution and the Idea of Democracy
  • Immanuel Kant‘s political thought
  • Political Ideas of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • Early political thought of Karl Marx
  • Political thought of Carl Schmitt
  • Political and social thought of Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Existential political thought and political philosophy of Martin Heidegger
  • Political Thought of Karl Popper and Leo Strauss
  • Political Ideas of Hannah Arendt
  • Political thought of Antonio Gramsci
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Exam
    Экзамен проводится в устной форме. Экзамен проводится на платформе Zoom (https://zoom.us/). К экзамену необходимо подключиться согласно расписанию ответов, высланному преподавателем на корпоративные почты студентов накануне экзамена. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять требованиям: наличие рабочей камеры и микрофона, поддержка Zoom. Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: поставить на аватар свою фотографию, явиться на экзамен согласно точному расписанию, при ответе включить камеру и микрофон. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: выключать камеру, выключать микрофон. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается нарушение связи менее 5 минут. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается нарушение продолжительностью более пяти минут. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене. Процедура пересдачи аналогична процедуре сдачи.
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Seminar Discussion
    Cameras should be on during the discussion, when participating online
  • non-blocking Group presentation
  • non-blocking Midterm Test
    The test will consist of 20 questions covering first 10 themes of the course.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.2 * Midterm Test + 0.2 * Exam + 0.2 * Essay + 0.2 * Group presentation + 0.2 * Seminar Discussion


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • A History of Modern Political Thought: The Question of Interpretation / Browning, G — Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. — 439 с. — ISBN 9780199682287. — URL: https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682287.001.0001/acprof-9780199682287?rskey=ditXGf&result=1 (дата обращения: 30.08.2019). — Текст : электронный.
  • Black, Antony. A World History of Ancient Political Thought: Its Significance and Consequences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Oxford Scholarship Online, 2016

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Das, P. (2019). History of Political Thought. [N.p.]: New Central Book Agency. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2239648
  • Marchart, O. (2007). Post-foundational Political Thought : Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=205520
  • Oakeshott, Michael. Lectures in the History of Political Thought, edited by Terry Nardin, and Luke O'Sullivan, Andrews UK Ltd., 2007. ProQuestEbook Central
  • Paipais, V. V. aut. (2017). Political ontology and international political thought voiding a pluralist world Vassilios Paipais. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.986889669X
  • The Primacy of the Political : A History of Political Thought from the Greeks to the French and American Revolutions / Howard, Dick — New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. — 417 с. — ISBN 9780231509756. — URL: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=908511&query=history+political+thought (дата обращения: 30.08.2019). — Текст : электронный.