State And Society


Degree Program: Political Science (6th semester – elective)

Teaching hours: 3 per week-ECTS 5

Course Tutor: Apostolos Pantazis, Lecturer

e-mail:apantaz@socadm.duth.gr

CourseOverview:

1. Intoduction: SocialTheoriesoftheState.

2. Mercantilism and the Development of the Modern Society.

3. The Kantian Theory of the Civil Society and the State.

4. Kant and Marx: Austromarxism and Politics.

5. The Hegelian Social Theory. Dialectics and the State.

6. Hegel and Marx: The Dialectical Concept of Modern Society and State.

7. The Marxian Critical Social Theory.

8. Marxism and the Welfare State: Concept and Policies.

9. Ideology and Values of Welfare Theory.

10. ClassStructureandState Theory.

11. The Transformation of the Modern Civil Democracy.

12. LateCapitalismandtheCrisisoftheState.

AimsandObjectives: At the end of this course, students should have knowledge and understanding of:the development of the modern State and how it relates to the social evolution.

Course Readings

  1. Hegel G.W., Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts oder Naturrecht und Staatswissenschaft im Grundrisse.
  2. Hobbes T., Leviathan.
  3. Kant I., Die Metaphysik der Sitten.
  4. Kant I., Kritik der praktischen Vernunft.
  5. Lukacs G., Der junge Hegel.
  6. Marx K./Engels F., Werke.
  7. Marcuse H., Reason and Revolution.
  8. Psychopedis K., Geschichte und Methode. Begründungstypen und Interpretationskriterien der Gesellschaftstheorie: Kant, Hegel, Marx und Weber.