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PLT1070 - Modernity in Crisis: Citizenship, Democracy and Identity

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Paul Muldoon


Not offered in 2007


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.


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