NOC:Introduction to Political Theory


Lecture 1 - General Outline and methods


Lecture 2 - Political theories and ideologies


Lecture 3 - Liberty: republican conception of freedom


Lecture 4 - Freedom as autonomy;Positive and negative liberty


Lecture 5 - Freedom as Swaraj, Free speech and hate speech


Lecture 6 - Introduction: Equity and egalitarianism


Lecture 7 - Equality of opportunity; preferential treatment


Lecture 8 - Luck Egalitarianism and its critiques; Equality and Liberty


Lecture 9 - Introduction and forms of rights


Lecture 10 - Conflicts between rights


Lecture 11 - Rights and Duties


Lecture 12 - Justice : A distributive concept


Lecture 13 - Justice : Procedural and Substantive; Justice as fairness


Lecture 14 - Justice : Capability approach; libertarian, communitarian conception of Justice


Lecture 15 - Justice : Feminist conceptions of justice; Global justice


Lecture 16 - Introduction to Power and authority


Lecture 17 - Power, legitimacy and hegemony


Lecture 18 - Power and knowledge; different conceptions of power


Lecture 19 - Introduction and different conceptions of state and sovereignty


Lecture 20 - Modern nation state; liberal, Marxist and feminist conceptions of state


Lecture 21 - State and governmentality


Lecture 22 - Introduction: Procedural and Substantive Democracy


Lecture 23 - Various models of democracy


Lecture 24 - Challenges and Limits of Democracy; Free press and Democracy


Lecture 25 - Citizenship: Subject and Citizen


Lecture 26 - T H Marshal and liberal conceptions of citizenship as legal and equal member


Lecture 27 - Muliticulturalism and Cosmopolitan Citizenship


Lecture 28 - Introduction; Doom and Gloom; Democracy and environmental crisis


Lecture 29 - Climate change and environmental justice


Lecture 30 - Revisiting some key themes and concepts