POLS 3443 Politics of Fear

3 hours; 3 credits

Examines the role of fear in politics with a focus on the relationships between fear and the state, civil society, the workplace, and other private spheres. Readings from political theory (e.g., Hobbes, Arendt, Foucault), literature (e.g., Brecht, Solzhenitsyn, Kafka), and history. Focus on case studies from the U.S., Latin America, the former Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany.

Prerequisite: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.


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