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Unformatted text preview: Topics: 1. Discuss the ways in which developments in English society and its state contributed to shaping political thought in the early 17 century. In what ways were the conflicts that th informed political theory grounded in specifically English history? 2. Discuss the principles upon which specific constitutional claims were made, on the one hand for absolute royal power, and on the other for democratic rights, during the half century that ended with the execution of Charles I. What counter-arguments and alternative conceptions were put forward by those opposed to both of sets of claims? 3. Discuss the ways in which the issue of private property figured within political thought directly and indirectly during the first half of the 17th century. How and why was property a subject in English political theory between James I and the Levellers?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course POLS 3136 taught by Professor Bazowski during the Winter '10 term at York University.
- Winter '10
- Political Science