Undergraduate Module Descriptor
POL3283: Hope and Politics
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)
Professor Robert Lamb (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
The idea of hope has a vital, and perhaps ineliminable, place within politics. Hope provides the means through which dreams might take form as practical realities and sustains individuals and communities during their experiences of struggle and oppression. It is hard to imagine a successful political leader, party, or social movement that does not, at some point, tap into the unique power of hope. This module looks at the idea of hope, as understood and contested across different writers and traditions, examining how we might make best understand it as a political and philosophical concept.