AY 2018/2019

AY 2018/2019 COURSES

Please see the attachment at the bottom of the page for short course descriptions, compiled. 


  • Matthias Riedl
    Discourses of Order I: Introduction to Premodern Political Thought  (2 credits, Fall)
  • Matthias Riedl
    Discourses of Order II: Introduction to Modern Political Thought  (2 credits, Winter)


Fall, 2018

  • Aziz Al-Azmeh
    Foundations 1. State and Religion (2 credits, Fall)
  • Francisca de Haan
    Communism and Gender: Historical and Global Perspectives (4 credits, Winter)
  • Thomas Fetzer
    Ideas in International Political Economy: The case of (economic) nationalism (4 credits, Fall)
  • György Geréby and  Matthias Riedl
    Political Theology – Ancient and Modern (2 credits, Fall)
  • Béla Greskovits
    Worldly Philosophers of Capitalism, Democracy and Development (4 credits, Fall)
  • Elissa Helms
    Gender and Nationalism (4 credits, Fall)
  • Nadia Jones-Gailani
    Gender and Migration I: Modernity and the Political Subject (4 credits, Fall)
  • János Kis
    Theory of Justice part I. (4 credits, only if completed both Fall and Winter)
  • Angéla Kóczé
    Gender, Race, Class: Global Inequalities  (2 credits, Fall)
  • László Kontler
    The Enlightenment: History, Historiography, Legacy (4 credits, Fall)
  • Zoltán Miklósi
    Foundations of Political Philosophy (2 credits, Fall)
  • Andres Moles
    War (2 credits, Fall)
  • Andres Moles
    Introduction to Political Theory: Justice and Equality (4 credits, Fall)
  • Matthias Riedl
    Intensive reading seminar: Augustine’s The City of God (2 credits, Fall)
  • Sarah Smith
    Gender, Peace and Security (4 credits, Fall)
  • Mate Nikola Tokic
    The Other in European History and Politics (4 credits, Fall)

Winter, 2019

  • Emese Kürti
    Imagined Communities. Artistic Collectives and the Political Power during the Cold War (4 credits, Winter)
  • András Bozóki and Zsolt Czigányik
    Individuals in the Microcosm of Power (4 credits, Winter)
  • Thomas Fetzer
    Dark Legacies: Coming to terms with Europe’s twentieth century (4 credits, Winter)
  • Francisca de Haan
    Women and the UN (4 credits, Winter)
  • Nenad Dimitrijevic
    Constitutionalism and Democracy (4 credits, Winter)
  • Éva Fodor
    Gender, Labor Markets, Neoliberalism (4 credits, Winter)
  • Nadia Jones-Gailani
    Postcolonialism and feminism(s)  (4 credits, Winter)
  • Constantin Iordachi
    Populism and the Far Right in Historical Perspective (2 credits, Winter)
  • János Kis
    Theory of Justice part II. (4 credits, only if completed both Fall and Winter)
  • László Kontler
    Government and Knowledge: Ideas and Practices of State Building in Early Modern Europe (2 credits, Winter)
  • László Kontler and Marcell Sebők
    Inventing Humanity. History, Anthropology, Politics, Representation (16th-19th Centuries) (2 credits, Winter)
  • Michael Merlingen
    Hierarchies in/of World Politics (4 credits, Winter)
  • Matthias Riedl
    Intensive reading seminar: Machiavelli’s “Discourses” (2 credits, Winter)
  • Sarah Smith
    Critical Policy Studies (2 credits, Winter)
  • Mate Nikola Tokic
    Foundations of the Contemporary International System, 1815 – 1920 (4 credits, Winter)
  • Sanjay Kumar
    Re-imagining Pasts: Post-colonialism and Nationalism in South Asia (1945-2015) (4 credits, Winter)
  • Michael Dorsch, Marie-Pierre F. Granger, Simon Rippon, Tamara Steger

    Justice, Democracy and Social Movements (4 credits, Winter) University-wide course


Spring, 2019

  • Marci Shore 
    Phenomenology in Dark Times (1 credit, May 6-9)

  • Aurelian Crautu
    Political Thought after 1989: Democracy in the Age of Populism (1 credit, May 20-25)

  • David Malkiel
    Readings in the Thought of Moses Maimonides (1 credit, May 28-June 4)