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CORE 002 SC - The Self and the Origins of the State in the Western World


How did the development of the state condition selfhood in the West? Drawing on economic, sociological, and historical perspectives, this course examines the nature of the modern state, its historical origins (c. 1100-1850), and its effects on the individual. We will consider the ways in which the state has made people more secure while aggravating their capacity for collective violence; and how it has made individuals freer in some ways while confining them to less visible ethical, cultural, and institutional prisons.

Course Credit: 1.0


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