SOPY3015 Individual, State and Society (3 units)
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This course provides an introduction to the basic understanding of the interaction between the individual and the state. It situates the individual within the contexts of the state and its embedded environment, the society. It includes an introduction to the relations between individual and society and the different perspectives on the relations. The controversies relating to structure and agency will be explored. It then covers the conception of the state and the different theoretical perspectives relating to its formation and functions as well as the associating conceptions of citizen rights and duties. It then examines the different means of political changes and the implicated roles for individuals.
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