Elizabeth Frazerís Teaching

 

All my teaching stuff is now on a Weblearn Site. To download lecture presentations, and to participate in forums, go to: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/socsci/politics/tutors/frazer_l/

 

Michaelmas Term 2009

 

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Weeks 2-7; Philosophy of the Social Sciences

There is a now a Weblearn Site for this course (including the classes that are compulsory for certain students in Hilary Term).To download handouts, and to participate in a forum, go to: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/socsci/politics/tutors/frazer_l/

(for first year MPhil, MSc and PRS politics and international relations students: anyone else is also welcome)

Friday 9.15 - 10.45, Lecture Theatre, Social Studies Building, Manor Road

Week 2, Lecture 1 Explanation ICovering Law Models of Explanation

Week 3, Lecture 2 Explanation IIRealist and Anti-Realist Critiques of Covering Law Models

Week 4, Lecture 3 Explanation IIIInterpretive Critiques of Causal Explanation

Week 5, Lecture 4 Scientific Theory I What makes a theory scientific? (as opposed to pseudo-scientific)

Week 6, Lecure 5 Scientific Theory II What makes a scientific theory? (as opposed to a scientific observation or fact)

Week 7, Lecture 6 Structure Agency and the Explanation of Human Action

 

 

Weeks 1-8; Co-convenor with Eddie Keene: Introduction to the Advanced Study of Political Science and International Relations (compulsory course for first year MPhil, PRS and MSc politics and international relations students)

There is a now a Weblearn Site for this course (including the classes that are compulsory for certain students in Hilary Term).To download handouts, and to participate in a forum, go to: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/socsci/politics/tutors/frazer_l/

(for first year MPhil, MSc and PRS politics and international relations students: anyone else is also welcome)

Thursday 2.00 to 3.30 p.m.Lecture Theatre, Social Studies Building, Manor Road.

Week 1: Eddie Keene

Week 2: Jennifer Welsh

Week 3: Rana Mitter

Week 4: David Soskice

Week 5: Dan McDermott

Week 6: No lecture this week

Week 7: Ray Duch

Week 8: Discussion

 

 

 

Weeks 1-8

Philosophy Politics and Economics Preliminary Examination

Introduction to Politics: Theorising the Democratic State: Themes

There is a now a Weblearn Site for this course of lectures. To download lecture presentations, and to participate in a forum, go to: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/socsci/politics/tutors/frazer_l/

Tuesday 10.00 Examination Schools

Lecture 1: Models of Democracy I: Democracy and Freedom

Lecture 2: Models of Democracy II: Majorities and Representation

Lecture 3: Models of Democracy III: Deliberation

Lecture 4: State and Power - who rules? I: Elitism

Lecture 5: State and Power - who rules? II: Popular Sovereignty

Lecture 6: State and Power - who rules? III: Associational Life

Lecture 7: Political Theory and Justification

 

 

Hilary Term 2009

Philosophy of the Social Sciences, classes for graduate students:

Weeks 1&3 Group 1; Weeks 2&4 Group 2; Weeks 5&7 Group 3; Weeks 6&8 Group 4 Ė here for which group you are in

Programme and reading

If you have any questions please go to the Weblearn public space at http://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/site/users/efrazer/public/ - it is very helpful for questions and answers to be available to everyone in the group. (this weblearn space is no longer available - Oct 2009. )

 

Michaelmas Term 2008

Weeks 1-8

Philosophy Politics and Economics Preliminary Examination

Introduction to Politics: Theorising the Democratic State: Themes

Tuesday 10.00 Examination Schools

 

 

Weeks 2-7

Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Masters Research Training)

Lecture Course outline here

Friday, 9.15-10.45 (one hour lecture, half hour discussion for those who wish to stay)

Examination Schools

Lecture 1: Explanation I

Lecture 2: Explanation II

Lecture 3: Explanation III

Lecture 4: Theory I

Lecture 5: Theory II

Lecture 6: Structure and Agency

If you wish to ask me a question about the content of the lectures, or the course,go here, to a Weblearn public space, where you can post questions (and read questions others have posted, and my answers to them).I will answer them as soon as I can.

 

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Trinity Term 2008:

Weeks 1-4

Focus Group Research: workshop

 

Interview Analysis: workshop

 

History of Political Thought: Plato to Rousseaucontinued Thursdays 10.00 a.m.

Lecture 9: Political Allegiance

Lecture 10: Natural, Divine and Positive Law

Lecture 11: Man and Citizen, Nature and Corruption

Lecture 12: Civitas: Enlightenment, Virtue and Civil Society

 

 

 

Hilary Term 2008:

Thursdays, 10.00 a.m. Manor Road, Sem Rm A:

History of Political Thought: Plato to Rousseau

Lecture 1: Problems of Politics

Lecture 2: Politeia: Philosophy Against Politics

Lecture 3: Polity: Politics and Friendship

Lecture 4: The Christian Prince

Lecture 5: The Political Prince

Lecture 6: Artifical Man and Abstract State

Lecture 7: Contract, Consent and Trust

Lecture 8: Polity to Sovereignty

 

 

Mondays, 11.00 a.m. Weeks 5-8, Manor Road (with Alan Ryan)

Philosophy of the Social Sciences - classes

 

Michaelmas Term 2007:

Fridays, 4.00 p.m., Weeks 2-7.Examination Schools:

Philosophy of the Social Sciences:

 

Trinity Term 2007:

Thursday, 10.00, Manor Road:

History of Political Thought, Plato to Rousseau, contd:

 

Friday, 2.15 p.m. New College, Conduit Room, with Mark Philp:

Virtues, Vices and Politics, Research Seminar

 

 

Hilary Term 2007:

Classical Political Thought Core Lectures

 

 

History of Political Thought: Bentham to Weber

Lecture 1: Individual and Community, History and Social Change

Lecture 2: Weber, Ethics and Politics

Lecture 3: Durkheim, Ethics and Politics

Lecture 4: State, Society and Family

 

 

 

Previous termsí lectures:

 

Trinity Term 2006

††††††††††† Classical Political Thought Core Lectures continued

 

Hilary Term 2006

††††††††††† Classical Political Thought Core Lectures

 

Hilary Term 2003

††††††† Political Theory Core Lectures

Lecture 1:†††††† Freedom and Equality I

Lecture 2:†††††† Freedom and Equality II

Lecture 3:†††††† Authority and Obligation I

Lecture 4:†††††† Authority and Obligation II

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Michaelmas Term 2002

††††††† Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Lectures

 

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