Graduate Course Code: POL2029H1S L0101
The course investigates the intellectual origins of the concept of sovereignty, focusing especially on the political thought of Bodin and Hobbes. We study why the notion of sovereignty emerged in the feudal context of the later Middle Ages, and its later influence on political theory, jurisprudence, and international politics.
Jean Bodin, Six Bookes of a Commonweale; Thomas Hobbes, De Cive; Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan.
Format and Requirements
POL200Y1 / POL320Y1 and 14.0 FCEs