Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1028: Modern Political Theory

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

John Locke, Two Treatises on Government

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract

Maximilien Robespierre, The Justification of the Use of Terror

Gordon S. Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution

Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Christopher Rose, The Haitian Revolution

Anthony Bogues, The Dual Haitian Revolution and the Making of Freedom in Modernity

Leslie Thiele, Theory and Politics

Hannah Arendt, Between Past and Future

Karl Marx , The Communist Manifesto