Constituting a Revolutionary Government

Term: Spring 2012

Subject Code: GPHI

Course Number: 6662

This course examines what it might mean to constitute a revolutionary government.  Questions to be addressed include: How to analyze the complexity of revolutionary possibility? How to sustain mobilizations and mass movements that seek a radical transformation of capitalism? How to organize a state with the ultimate aim of its withering away?  Readings will include texts by Rousseau; Marx; Luxemburg; Lenin; Mao; Arendt; Badiou; and Balibar.

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