Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

POLS 3301 Modern Political Theory


An examination of the most important theorists, political philosophies, and ideologies from the seventeenth century to the present. The course discusses the role and nature of the individual, the relationship between the individual and the group, the characteristics of political authority ( its source and its limits ), the goals and mechanics of economic organization, as well as the issue of material and economic equality as it relates to individual freedom.

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