|| IPM5830 |
|| THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL COMMUNITY |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Professor Andrew Linklater |
|| Semester 1 |
| Course delivery
|| Seminar || 1 x two hour seminar per week over one semester |
|| Essay || 1 x 3,000 word || 40% |
|| Essay || 1 x 5,000 word || 60% |
The primary aim of the module is to provide students with an advanced understanding of recent thinking about the future of political community and conceptions of citizenship. Seminars will introduce students to sociological studies of how political communities are changing, to current theories of citizenship which respond to ethnic fragmentation, regionalisation and globalisation, and to an emerging literature on the contemporary relevance of cosmopolitanism.
The module will be taught in seminar groups and students will be required to work as members of a team to discuss issues in the seminars. Informal e-mail group discussions will also be used to complement formal discussion in seminars.
On the completion of the module, students will
have a sophisticated understanding of the main approaches to the study of political community and the concepts which are central to their analysis
also have an interdisciplinary perspective on community and citizenship which draws on developments in International Politics, Sociology and Political Theory.