|| IPM1420 |
|| POSTCOLONIAL POL 2: DEVELOPMENT, DEMOCRACY, RESISTANCE |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Professor Jenny Edkins |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
|| N/A |
|Next semester offered
|| N/A |
|| IPM1320 |
|| IPM1820 , IPM1830 , IPM1430 |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 22 Hours. (1 x 2 hour seminars per week) |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 x 2,000 word essay ||50%|
|Supplementary Exam|| Students may, subject to Faculty approval, have the opportunity to resit this module, normally during the supplementary examination period. For further clarification please contact the Teaching Programme Administrator in the Department of International Politics.|| |
By the end of the module students will be able to:
- analyse power relations and discursive practices in particular postcolonial contexts
- discuss two of the following: development, democracy or resistance in a postcolonial setting
- discuss postcolonial politics more broadly
This module provides the second part of an introduction to postcolonial politics.
The module examines the use of Foucauldian concepts of power and discourse in the study of development, democracy and resistance in a postcolonial context.
There are three seminars on development, three on democracy and three on resistance In each case we examine traditional approaches and challenges to those from a discursive or Foucauldian framework. Each block of seminars includes a specific case study. A concluding seminar addresses the question of the value of the approaches covered in relation to postcolonial politics.
The module will require and develop transferable skills such as teamwork (through the use of student-led seminars), individual writing and analytic skills and time management (through the preparation of essays); critical reading and analysis (through the preparation for weekly seminars); debating and facilitating skills and the ability to express themselves on complex topics in an understandable way (through the seminar discussions).
10 ECTS credits
Foucault, M (1980) Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews & Other Writings 1972-1977 (ed by C Gordon)
Loomba, A (1998) Colonialsim/Postcolonialism
Williams, P and Chrisman, L eds (1994) Colonial Discourse and Postcolonial Theory: A Reader
This module is at CQFW Level 7