CPOL-1400 Introduccion a la Teoria Politica

In the past, normative questions controlled the political theory. Only after the beginning of the 20th century and especially after World War II, the political science was established as an empirical doctrine different to disciplines as philosophy, law and sociology. The main objective of the course is to familiarize the students with some of the normative and empirical theories that have structured the political science. Instead of making a fast study on the past, it deepens some classical texts, and it establishes a dialog between authors from different times. With this course, we intend to provide the students with an adequate framework to the specific problems that may go over other subjects, as well as different conceptual tools for its study.