Contemporary Radical Theory: Marxisms and Post-Marxisms'

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Radical Theory: Marxisms and Post-Marxisms'

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course looks at different approaches to identifying, interpreting and applying Marxist principles and methods, and evaluates critical responses to Marxist theory and practice. Marxist thought remains important for a number of reasons. Marx's insights into the workings of capitalism are still regarded by supporters and opponents alike to have relevance today. His works, and the criticisms they generated, have produced some of the most influential political theoretical developments as well as encouraging oppressive and liberatory political movements. The course covers: Orthodox Marxism; liberal critiques of Marxism (Popper and Berlin); Marx's Capital; ethics and anti-morality in Marx; Frankfurt School; Libertarian Marxisms; Autonomist Marxism; Post-Marxisms.
    By the end of this course students will be able to:
    Identify and explain the key concepts of Marxism
    Describe the similarities and differences between the various Marxist and post-Marxist political philosophies.
    Compare the different theoretical approaches and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses
    Relevantly apply at least one of these theories in a critique of contemporary political movements and events, with appropriate reference to key concepts and texts.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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