Ritically analyse the claim that humans are political animals.

These books will be useful in writing this essay;

Peri Roberts and Peter Sutch (eds), An Introduction to Political Thought. A Conceptual Toolkit. Second Edition, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012, Chapter one, pp.23-45.

Stephen Elstub, Democracy in MacKenzie (ed.), Political Concepts: A Reader and Guide, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005, pp. 147-61.

Thomas Christiano, Democracy in McKinnon (ed.), Issues in Political Theory, Second Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 80-100.

Plato, The Republic, Book VIII multiple editions available in the library and online.

Joshua Cohen, Extracts from Deliberation and Democratic Legitimacy in MacKenzie (ed.), Political Concepts: A Reader and Guide, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005, pp.162-70.

Iris Marion Young, Extracts from Communication and the Other: Beyond Deliberative Democracy in MacKenzie (ed.), Political Concepts: A Reader and Guide, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005, pp.171-78.

Janet Coleman, A History of Political Thought. From Ancient Greek to Early Christianity. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000, especially chapter 1: Ancient Athenian Democracy.

David Boucher and Paul Kelly (eds), Political Thinkers. From Socrates to the Present, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, chapters 3 and 4.

Ron Kroeker, Xenophon as a Critic of the Athenian Democracy, History of Political Thought, Volume 30, Number 2, 2009 , pp. 197-228.

J. Zumbrunnen, Democratic politics and the character of the city in Thucydides, History of Political Thought, Volume 23, Number 4, 2002, pp. 565-589.

David Held, Models of Democracy, 2nd ed, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1996.

David Held (ed.), Prospects for Democracy, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1993.

David Held, Democracy and the Global Order: From the Modern State to Global Governance Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995.

Carole Pateman, Participation and Democratic Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970.

Michael Saward, Democracy, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2003.

Iris Marion Young, Inclusion and Democracy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000 (available on-line).

Usage of academic online Journals is recommended.

I would like to use at least 4 books in this essay.

Discussing Aristotle and Freud is essential in this essay.

Include a counter argument supported by 2 theorists.

thank you