Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered||Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)|
Prato Term 3 2013 (Day)
|Coordinator(s)||Dr. Michael Ure|
This is an international study program that requires an application to be enrolled - see the Arts Prato page for further information http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/prato/
Political passions play a central role in contemporary democracies. Yet political theory neglects the passions or conceives them as dangers to democracy. This unit asks: What are democracy's emotional foundations? It considers the way the passions might support citizens' commitment to equality, respect and social inclusion. It investigates how 'positive' emotions such as compassion sustain or build democratic civil solidarity; the possibilities of recuperating 'negative' emotions such as shame and resentment so that they do not engender extremism or political violence; and the role of democratic political leaders, institutions and movements in mobilising and responding to the passions.
Upon successful completion of this unit subject students should:
In addition, students who successfully complete the unit at a 3rd year level will:
Short essay (500 words): 10%
Essay (2500 words): 50%
2 Hour examination (approx 1500): 40%
One 2-hour lecture/seminar per week.