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GVPT 241: The Study of Political Philosophy: Ancient and Modern Fall 2021

Course guide for GVPT 241

Group Project

From your Group Project Overview from Professor Kumar:
 

Overview
"A [fictional] nonprofit organization is concerned about the lack of theoretical knowledge of
politics. They fear that voters do not fully understand the nature of political controversies,
because they only hear from politicians, advocates and the media. They have hired your
Discussion Section to write a report demonstrating how the themes and concepts of political
theory help understand the practice of politics.

Each Discussion Section will be divided into groups of 4 (or 5). Each group will select a theme
from the course, and then write a 3400-3600 word report, applying the theories and concepts
of the theme to three case studies, which can be recent events, controversies, or trends in
political or social life. The goal is to create a report that they can be used to advocate for an
increase in political theory education for the public."

This series of handbooks would be a good place for information on themes and thinkers. 
You can search within the set, best to use the Books tab instead of the Articles.

Oxford Handbooks Online

 

Use worldcat (the catalog) to locate ebooks on political theory in general and also specific theories.
Use the Advanced Search and limit to ebooks
WorldCat Advanced Search

 

WorldCat Advanced Search Liberalism Handbook

WorldCat Advanced Search EBook

WorldCat Advanced Search Liberalism Results

 

View eBook link goes to HathiTrust? - please see this FAQ for details on how to access:
https://umd.libanswers.com/faq/296480

These databases are good places to identify "the case studies, which can be recent events, controversies, or trends in
political or social life" as noted in your assignment.

Same search strategies as noted in the Search Strategies tab.

Example:
the controversy over free speech on college campus = 
Academic Search free speech college campus search