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Social and Political Sciences Tripos, Part I

The regulations for the Social and Political Sciences Tripos (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 390) have been amended, with effect from 1 October 1998, as follows:

Regulation 10.

 By amending the title of Paper 1 so as to read:

 Paper 1.  Analysis of modern politics.

The Faculty Board of Social and Political Sciences have amended the supplementary regulation for this paper, with effect from the same date, so as to read:

Paper 1.  Analysis of modern politics

The course for this paper gives students an opportunity to think about the nature of modern politics through an examination of conceptual questions, which are considered both with reference to a series of different political thinkers and by their application to a range of examples of practical politics. Questions covered include: the nature of the modern state; the centrality of violence to the modern state; liberalism and the impact of commercial society on modern politics; the development and contemporary practice of representative democracy; the international economy and its constraints on modern politics; the Communist challenge to modern politics; the politics of development; the ideas of public choice theory and the New Right; the case for political prudence.
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Cambridge University Reporter, 4th March 1998
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