Course Director Tetiana Zemliakova (European University Institute)
The course seeks to introduce students to the intellectual history of principal modern ideologies. It approaches liberalism, socialism, conservatism, and anarchism in their theoretical continuity and historical intermittency. Each module comprises the study of a particular ideology as a complex of transnationally evolving socio-political ideas and then proceed with grounding ideologies in specific case studies presented by leading researchers of Ukrainian and Eastern-European political and intellectual history. This comprehensive approach to the study of ideologies provides students with the principal skills necessary to distinguish the main currents of political thought, navigate among political debates of the last three centuries, and critically evaluate the historical variety of seemingly detached ideas.