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Modernity in Crisis: Citizenship, Democracy and Identity (6 points)


Leader: Paul Muldoon

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A study of the ideas and practices of Western societies and of the various logics of modernity in the context of the contemporary nation-state. In particular the concepts of democracy, capitalism and industrialisation are analysed by asking questions about the universal values of freedom and life, and the categories of autonomy, gender and race.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words): 50% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

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