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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLT 116 - The Theory and Practice of Contemporary Left Politics

Next Offered: 2018-2019

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS

This course examines the nature, causes and consequences of the transformation of Left politics in capitalist democracies over the last half-century. The course begins with the experience of postwar social democracy and eurocommunism in order to understand their achievements and limitations. It then analyzes the rise of more recent forms of Left politics including new social movements (such as environmental and peace movements), the Third Way, contemporary anarchism (including Occupy and Antifa), radical anticapitalist parties (such as Syriza and Podemos), and identity politics.

Enrollment Limit: 35
Instructor: C. Howell

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