|Module Title||THE STATE, GOVERNANCE AND TERRITORY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Martin Jones|
|Other staff||Dr Rhys Jones, Professor Mark Goodwin|
|Course delivery||Lecture||11 x 1.5 hrs (as part of 3 hour sessions)|
|Seminars / Tutorials||11 x 1.5 hrs (as part of 3 hour sessions)|
|Assessment||Course work||1 long essay (max 4,000 words)||50%|
|Course work||2 essays (max 2,000 words each - 20% each)||40%|
|Resit assessment||Students will have to resubmit any component of the above which they fail to complete to a satisfactory standard.|
This core module will introduce students to the relations between states, systems of governance, and territory. It will explore the historical, social, economic and political construction of states and how they achieve and maintain their political and social power. This will be followed by a series of conceptual cuts into the changing form and function of the modern 'welfare state' and the changing political geographies of the state in an era of globalisation. The module will also consider the complex processes in and through which the contemporary nation state is being challenged at a number of levels and through a variety of spatial scales.
On completion of this module, students will be able to
Course philosophy and approach
1. Globalisation in question
Section 1: Building States and Territory
2. The end-state of globalisation: towards a borderless world?
3. Beginning-state: stateless socieites and human territorialities
4. Sate and society: early formations of the European state
5. Modern states as 'power containers'
6. Postmodern and new medieval territorialities
Section 2 : Theorising State and Economic Restructuring
7. Regulation theory I : themes and issues
8. Regulation theory II : state theory and 'hollowing-out'
9. Regulation theory III : governance and the politics of scale
Section 3: Contesting the State
10. Globalisation from below: cultural politics and pluralism
11. Globalisation from above: European challenges
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