|Module Title||POWER AND INEQUALITY IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Rita Abrahamsen|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Course delivery||Seminar||1 x two hour seminar per week over two semesters|
|Essay||2 x 2,000 word essays 20% each||40%|
Aims and objectives
This module is the core module for students on the MScEcon Degree or Diploma (RT pathway) in Postcolonial Politics.
The module aims to introduce students to concepts of power and inequality in a postcolonial context. Processes of imperialism, colonialism and development will be examined, theoretical frameworks which account for them discussed, and their nature in a postcolonial world explored.
Key themes running through the seminars will be: power; inclusion/exclusion; and resistance. Seminars will elaborate each of these concepts in the context of what has been called the `third world'. By the end of the module, students will have an understanding of how these themes are replayed in different regions and in a variety of contexts. The focus of the course will not only be on the `south' or the `third world' but on the globe as a whole, since it will examine relations between different areas as constitutive of the postcolonial world.