20 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module will explore various articulations of political realism in their historical contexts. Realism is generally taken to be a pragmatic approach to a political world marked by the competition for material interests and the struggle for power. Yet beyond a shared critique of idealism and an insistence on the priority and autonomy of the political, realists tend to have very different normative visions and political projects. We will consider the works of several political realists from the history of political and International Relations thought.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students studying a single or dual honours degree in Politics.

Staff Contact: Sarah Moga
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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