CPOL-4403 Models of Deliberative Democracy – Political Theory II

This course reviews theories representing culturalistic, hermeneutic positions which are post-modern in inspiration. The objective of the seminar is to explore the limits of what constitutes one of the main debates of contemporary political theory: that posed between the autopoietic paradigm of Niklas Luhmann, heir of the liberal-positivist tradition as well as that of functionalism, and two traditions which directly or indirectly confront it: French post-structuralism, both in its own exponents as well as in the Marxist hybrid of Negri and Hardt and the Frankfurt School, especially in its second and third generations.