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Political Science (PSCI)

Department of Political Science Faculty of Public Affairs

PSCI 4310 [1.0 credit]

Political Theories of Democracy and Empire

An exploration of how ancient and modern conceptions of empire differ and how the pursuit of empire abroad can undermine good government at home in political theories including Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Xenophon, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Hegel, Tocqueville and Heidegger.
Prerequisite: fourth-year Honours standing and PSCI 2300 or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

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