Modern Political Thought
This course looks at some of the more influential political theory texts of the 18th and 19th centuries. We focus on competing understandings of key concepts and tensions contained within political thought both leading up to the French Revolution and in its wake. The first term is focused on thinkers who help elucidate debates concerning the meaning of the concepts of “liberty”, “equality” and “fraternity”, as the key triad informing the politics of the French Revolution. During the second term, authors and texts will be divided into those who accept the basic conceptual terrain of post-revolutionary politics and those who develop a more radical contestation of it.
Format and Requirements
POL200Y1 or POL200Y5 or (POLC70H3, POLC71H3)
POLC73H3 or POLC74H3 or POL320Y5
January 26, 2023
Congratulations to our 2021/22 undergraduate award & scholarship recipients! Following a two-year hiatus, the department was delighted to return to hosting our undergraduate awards in-person this year to celebrate our...
June 3, 2021
In a bid to motivate her students in what has been a very difficult academic year, Professor Rebecca Kingston decided to give those enrolled in the winter 2021 term of...
May 21, 2020
Congratulations to undergraduate student Cheryl Cheung who has received a University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA). Going into her third year majoring in political science, with minors in visual studies...
January 29, 2020
Congratulations to all our amazing undergraduate students who picked up one the department’s twenty-three awards and scholarships at our annual undergraduate awards ceremony. In attendance were Dean of Arts &...