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Minor Political Theory

Political Theory

The minor political theory is offered by the department of political science. It draws on comparative political science, philosophy, and intellectual history to explore normative political questions. In this minor we look at theories and concepts that aim to guide collective action for the better, or that aim to show us how politics might be revolutionized or reformed. A notable and distinctive feature of the minor is that it focuses on comparative political theory.

Course Catalogue

For whom?

Students who are interested in topics such as:

  • Theorists and theories in political theory.
  • African political theory.
  • History of Islamic political thought.

Entry requirements:

Completed first year of a bachelor’s programme. A completed first year of applied sciences (HBO) does not grant access to the minor.


International exchange students are contacted by their programme coordinator regarding enrollment.

Students from Dutch universities can enroll the following way:
1) Studenten van andere universiteiten moeten zich bij de UvA inschrijven
als bijvakstudent, zie http://www.studielink.nl.
2) Meld je aan voor de minor via het aanmeldformulier in de studiegids.
3) Schrijf je daarna in voor de vakken via SIS.


Prof. Eric Schliesser, e.s.schliesser@uva.nl

Political Theory
Studielast EC,
Voertaal Engels
Toelatingseisen Vooropleiding nodig
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