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POLS 7050X Fear in Politics

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as POL 705.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

Examines the role of fear in politics. Readings from political theory (e.g., Hobbes, Montesquieu,Tocqueville, Arendt, Focault), literature (e.g., Brecht, Solzhenitsyn, Kafka), and history. Focus on relationship between fear and the state, civil society, the workplace, and other private spheres. Case studies from the United States, Latin America, Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany.


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