Politics and Power (L6071)
15 credits, Level 5
You explore forms of power by drawing on political anthropology and social theory.
In Western societies the term 'politics' tends to imply a narrow range of activities and institutions, typically those focused around parties, government and the state.We use the term 'political' in a much wider sense, and link it to the operations of power.
Power is not a thing, but an aspect of a vast range of relationships from the most local to the global.
There can be no neat boundaries around this field of study. Instead our intention is to explore the way the analysis of power has widened and deepened over the last fifty years, and to suggest continuity with economic and cultural processes that you are studying in other modules.
67%: Lecture (Film, Lecture)
25%: Coursework (Essay)
75%: Written assessment (Essay)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.