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Political theory in English

This course is the introductory course within the course package Political Science I in English and is taught during term part A. It is therefore not possible to apply for this course independently as it can only be studied by students admitted to Political Science I - course package (SVE010).

The course offers an introduction to the study of political theory. The course is thematic, focusing on central concepts and problems from a contemporary as well as historical perspective. Influential and contrasting theories about democracy, freedom, justice, power, gender, multiculturalism and globalization are explained and discussed. The course emphasizes independent analysis and evaluation of theoretical texts and political-theoretical arguments.