Political Science

POLS4721Politics and the Human Condition3 ch (3S) (W)
This course surveys the relationship between capitalism, alienation, and the political crisis of contemporary liberal democracies. It draws on a range of intellectual including Erich Fromm, Leo Lowenthal, and Hannah Arendt. Topics surveyed may include estrangement from nature, loneliness, and social malaise, especially as these relate to such things as demagogic politics, activism and protest, and the realignment of traditional political parties.