|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||8 Hours. 4 x 2 Hour Seminars|
|Lecture||14 Hours. 14 x 1 hour lectures|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Seminar Performance||10%|
|Semester Assessment||2,500 word essay||40%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Exam||50%|
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the key theoretical debates about the formation, composition and function of nations in contemporary politics. The ways in which nationalist mobilisation and claims to nationhood have played out in different political contexts will be explored. The module will also consider the implications of globalization and transnational integration for ways of understanding identity, territorility and political authority.
- Difficulties of conceptualising and theorising the 'nation'
- Consideration of different explanations of the emergence of nationalism as a political phenomenon
- Who constitutes the nation? Primordial vs. Civic accouints of the composition of the nation
- Minority nationalism and nation-building against the state
- Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe
- The ethics of nationalism and rights of secession
- The implications of globalisation and European integration for nations and nationalism
This module is at CQFW Level 6