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Political Theory

In Plato’s Apology of Socrates we are told  that ‘the unexamined life is not a life for a human being.’ This course takes it cue from this principle and will engage in a critical Socratic examination, that is clarification of and reflection on the most fundamental terms of our political life in relation with how the world works versus and how the world ought to work. The broad themes that are relevant to our examination of political life in this course are the polis experience, the sovereign state, constitutional government and democracy. How do such as liberty, rights and justice affect peoples’ daily lives? What are the limitations to the exercise of these values and the justifications? Looking at the DRC, South Africa and the USA will provide some answers.

Lecturer: Mr Mike Mavura

Period: Term 2

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