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Gregg Miller
POL S 401
Seattle Campus

Advanced Seminar in Political Theory

Topics can include, but are not limited to, analytical theory pertaining to justice, exploitation, and freedom; revolution and social changes; collective choice and action; sexuality and politics; critical theory; Marxist theory; post-structuralism. Content varies. Recommended: POL S 201.

Class description

In this course we will explore the theme of political violence. What is the nature of violence? How is violence to be differentiated from power? Why do people take part in organized violence? What, if any, is the legitimate role of violence in society? Further: Does politics solve the problems of violence, or is politics violence by other means? Does law tame violence, or is law inherently violent?

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar discussions.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Gregg Miller
Date: 02/15/2013