Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3124: Political Thinkers of the Late Twentieth Century

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Andrew Schaap (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


The social transformations that took place within the context of decolonization and the cold war in the late twentieth century gave rise to a rich array of political ideas. This module will explore the biographies and texts of a range of thinkers who introduced innovative concepts into our political vocabulary. While some of the thinkers we will examine have become canonical, we will also consider the work of others who are more often overlooked. The module will consider how the ideas of these thinkers were shaped by the historical context in which they wrote, the broad ideological positions that they articulated and the idiosyncrasies associated with their individual biographies.

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