Unruly Politics (107M9)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Unruly Politics is a framework for appreciating dynamics of political action in the contemporary world. This can be in the form of riots and revolts or through the use of humour, disruptive aesthetics or eroticism in engagements with power.

Drawing from continental and other philosophy and political practice, you will study theoretical approaches while using ethnographic, activist and citizen narratives of disruptive events, and unruly approaches.


100%: Lecture


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 18 hours of contact time and about 132 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.