|Module Title||POLITICS, PEOPLE AND PLACE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Michael Woods|
|Other staff||Dr Rhys Jones, Professor Mark Goodwin, Dr Martin Jones, Dr Luke Desforges|
|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 politics, people and place. It will explore how politics are constructed and practiced through places; how place-specific identitities inform political movements; how place shapes political processes, voting patterns and power structures; and how the definition, development and regulation of places are contested through political action.
On completion of this module, students will be able to
Course philosophy and approach
Section 1 : The Politics of Place
1. Place, locality and region
2. Landscapes of power
3. Community power and local politics
Section 2 : Place and Indentity
4. Regional Movements
6. Place, social movements and resistance
Section 3 : Contesting Place
7. Contesting the city
8. Contesting the country
9. The politics of place consumption
Section 4 : The Geography of Politics
10. Electoral geography
11. Place, culture and separatism
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