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Summer Term 2021

Courses Offered in English

BA Level

Class, Gender and Race

Eleonora Roldán Mendívil

Thursday, 10:00 – 12:00

In this seminar we want to deal with the principles of Marxist, feminist and anti-racist critique and ask the question: How do the various social science approaches understand the relationship between class, gender and 'race'? What can we learn as future political scientists? We will read some classical texts and then, in the course of the seminar, we will discuss these analyses in different sub-fields of political science, from international relations to peace and conflict studies to gender and migration studies. Finally, we will get familiar with critiques to different approaches of intersectionality, that give students insights into the limits and possibilities of the differing frameworks.

MA Level

Finance and Justice

Prof. Dr. Fabian Schuppert

Monday, 12:00 – 14:00

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis 2008 many analysts asked about the moral and ethical limits of financial markets and societal risk taking. In this seminar, we will look at precisely these limits and the institutional demands that a just political economy places on regulators and policy-makers. We will discuss question relating to the ethics of risk and which risks a society ought to regulate, as well as questions regarding the relationship between individual freedom to pursue one’s economic plans and the attainment of common good.

The seminar will be held in English.