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

Course Contents

  • Political ideas in Ancient China
  • Ancient Indian political thought
  • Thucydides
  • Plato and Socrates
  • Aristotle
  • Byzantine Political Thought
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Russian Pre-Modern political thought
  • Niccolо Machiavelli
  • Thomas Hobbes
  • John Locke
  • Montesquieu and Rousseau
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Immanuel Kant
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • Karl Marx
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Russian Pre-Revolutionary political thought
  • Carl Schmitt
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class discussion
  • non-blocking Test
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.25 * In-class discussion + 0.25 * Essay + 0.25 * Test + 0.25 * Exam


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Oakeshott, Michael. Lectures in the History of Political Thought, edited by Terry Nardin, and Luke O'Sullivan, Andrews UK Ltd., 2007. ProQuestEbook Central
  • The Cambridge history of medieval political thought c. 350 - c. 1450, , 1988
  • The Cambridge history of political thought: 1450-1700, , 1994

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Black, Antony. A World History of Ancient Political Thought: Its Significance and Consequences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Oxford Scholarship Online, 2016