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POLS 420 - History of Political Thought

  • 3 credits

Issues and texts related to the tradition of Western political theories.

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • The Republic of Plato (1945)
    Francis Cornford, ed.
    ISBN: 0-19-500364-0
  • The Prince (1998)
    Niccolo Machiavelli
    ISBN: 0-19-283397-9
  • The Discourses (1983)
    Niccolo Machiavelli
    ISBN: 0-14-044428-9
  • Two Treatises of Government (1988)
    John Locke
    ISBN: 0-521-35730-6
  • Selected Writings
    Karl Marx
    ISBN: 0-87220-218-6

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


Bradley Macdonald

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Bradley J. Macdonald received his BA in Political Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MA and PhD in Political Science from UCLA. His primary research focus is in contemporary political theory with a particular focus on Western Marxism, critical theory, postmodern political theory, and issues related to cultural politics (or the way in which art/popular culture reinforce and/or resist relations of power). Email: