Theories of Revolution


Comparative study of theories of political revolution from Antiquity to present. Detailed investigation of theories made to justify (or object to) 3 particular revolutions (American, French, Haitian). Focuses on arguments made to justify or resist revolutionary wars and the use of violence for emancipatory purposes. Readings include Paine, Robespierre, Burke, Tocqueville, Marx, Luxembourg, CLR James, Arendt, Fanon.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
  • SS
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