POLS338 Практика: Политически партии


Freedom, Individuality, Leadership


The aim of the Course is for students to master the basic concepts and skills, related to freedom, equality, rule of law and leadership legitimacy, as well as to master the main concepts related to the construction and maintenance of individual identity.

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Политиката и обществото (на английски език)


проф. Евгений Дайнов  д-р

Описание на курса:



After completing successfully this course the students will:

1) know:

The main theories, concepts and approaches related to freedom, equality, rule of law, individual and group identity and the functions of legitimate leadership .

2) be capable of:

Analysing situations in terms of freedom, equality, rule of law and legitimate leadership, recognise risks of deficient identity construtcion, effectively engagte in identity construction and maintenance.

3) job opportunities, according to the National Register of Jobs and Positions in the Republic of Bulgaria:

- Specialists and expert (mid- to senior level) in international organizations such as UN, Council of Europe, OSCE, NATO.

- Experts in the institutions of the European Union

- Experts and consultants in international NGOs

- Specialists in the social sciences

- Teachers and lecturers in colleges and other schools

- Diplomatic staff

- Specialists (analytical and control functions) in administrations

- Journalists and editors.

Предварителни изисквания:
English language – level C1

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:
Практика, практикум

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Topic 1

Freedom and equality: Aristotle and political power

Topic 2

Freedom and rule of law: Rome and Cicero

Topic 3

Freedom as libertas: the Middle Ages

Topic 4

Freedom and the individual: John S. Mill

Topic 5

Individual and social freedom: Isaiah Berlin, Erich Fromm

Topic 6

Individual and modern society: 19th century

Topic 7

Individuals and masses: 20th century

Topic 8

Reconstruction of the individual: 21st century – 1

Topic 9

Reconstruction of the individual: 21st century – 2

Topic 10

Seminar / Presentation

Topic 11

The individual as leader

Topic 12

The group as a team

Topic 13

Practical exercise

Topic 14

Practical exercise

Topic 15

Practical exercise

Литература по темите:

Aristotle. Politics; Ethics

Cicero. Extracts

Marcus Aurelius. Meditations

John S. Mill. On Freedom

Roger Scruton. The West and the Rest.

Roger Osborne. Civilization.

John A. Hall. Powers & Liberties.

Isaiah Berlin. Two concepts of Liberty

Erich Fromm. Fear of Freedom

Charles Taylor. Sources of the Self.

Amartya Sen. Identity and Viloence

Bogdan Bogdanov. Separately and Together

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