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History of political thought

Zgodovina političnih idej

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Igor Lukšič


  • Prof. Jernej Pikalo






Second semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Defence Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of International Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Public Policies and Sdministration
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Studies of Politics and the State

Short content

Research methods of history of political ideas. Interpretation. Greek and Roman classical thought. Political ideas of the modern state. Political ideas of the bourgeoisie revolutions and American revolution. Conservative political ideas. Political ideas of the German classical philosophy (Hegel). Liberalism of the 19th century. Political ideas of utopian socialism and anarchism. Marxist political thought. Elite theory: classical and contemporary. Fascism and national socialism. Political ideas of the 20th century. Social and political ideas of Catholicism. Liberalism and neoliberalism of the 20th century. Political ideas of the anti-colonialism. Communism and anti-communism. Anarchist political thought. Neoconservative political thought. Communitarism.

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