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Course Overview - Political Theory

How are we to understand political life – as the expression of violence, tradition, domination, the search for freedom, the struggle for equality? How should we think about democracy – as the participation of citizens, the contest of representatives or the search for a common good through deliberation? What is justice – equality for all human beings, solidarity among some human beings or the free play of personal choice?

These questions have exercised minds since ancient Athens and, in recent years, they have received new interpretations in political theory, one of the most intelle...

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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands £9,660 2023/24 Year 1
EU, International, Republic of Ireland £20,700 2023/24 Year 1

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