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POLS 3443 Politics of Fear

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as POL 78.6.
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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 Political Science 1001 or 1002 or 1003 or 1004 or 1005 or 1006, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.


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