Political Sociology (Aut) (L4002A)
Module details for 2011 cohort.
FHEQ Level 5
This module is intended to introduce students to some of the main ideas and practices in political life from a sociological perspective. Whereas political scientists have tended to to analyse politics and power by looking at political institutiions such as government and parties, political sociologists look at such phenomena in a broader social context and are especially interested in social movements and major social and political change. Political sociology is ultimately the study of power and social change. Political sociologists are concerned with the myriad social context in politics occur, for example in social moments and civil society organizations at both local and global levels, as well as the level of the national state.
Introduction to the field of political sociology: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the State and Major Social Transformations
Power, legitimacy and authority
The State Today (disciplinary, regulatory, post-sovereign, states of exception etc)
Borders and the Transformation of Territory
The Future of the State
Nationalism (new kinds of nationalism)
Anti-systemic movements and the state (Global Justice Movement)
Revolution in Historical and Contemporary Perspective (1989/90, developments in Arab countries)
Cosmopolitanism, Global Civil Society and Global Ethics
The EU and the Transnationalization of the Nation-State
The Future of the West and the BRIC Challenge (Brazil, Russia, India, China)
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Essay||T1 Week 12||100.00%|
|Unseen Examination||Mid Year Assessment||50.00%|
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Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
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