POLS 420 - History of Political Thought

  • 3 credits

Issues and texts related to the tradition of Western political theories.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Selected Writings
    Karl Marx
    ISBN: 0-87220-218-6
  • The Discourses (1983)
    Niccolo Machiavelli
    ISBN: 0-14-044428-9
  • The Prince (1998)
    Niccolo Machiavelli
    ISBN: 0-19-283397-9
  • The Republic of Plato (1945)
    Francis Cornford, ed.
    ISBN: 0-19-500364-0
  • Two Treatises of Government (1988)
    John Locke
    ISBN: 0-521-35730-6


Bradley Macdonald

(970) 491-6943 | bradley.macdonald@colostate.edu

Bradley Macdonald received his PhD in political science from UCLA in 1991, and currently teaches political theory in the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University. He has published books and articles on issues related to contemporary political theory, Western Marxism, and cultural politics.

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