Module Identifier GGM1130  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Michael Woods  
Semester Semester 1  
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%  
  Presentation     10%  
  Resit assessment   Students will have to resubmit any component of the above which they fail to complete to a satisfactory standard.    

Brief description
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.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to

Outline syllabus
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
5. Nationalism
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

Reading Lists
Cooke P. (1989) Localities.
Judge D, Stoker G and Wolman H. (1995) Theories of urban politics.
McCrone D. (1998) The Sociology od Nationalism.
Radcliffe S. (1993) Viva: Womena dn Popular Protest in Latin America.
Zukin S. (1991) Landscapes of Power.

Mormont M. (1987) The emergence of rural struggles and their ideological effects. International Journal of Urban & Regional Research 7
Paasi A. (1991) Deconstructing regions: notes on the scales of spatial life. Environment and Planning 23
Woods M. (1998) Researching rural conflicts: hunting, local politics and actor-networks. Journal of Rural Studies 14