Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL3069: Globalisation and the Politics of Resistance

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level5
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Bice Maiguashca (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

In this module you will critically examine the state of the art in IR theory and the extent to which it speaks to and from contemporary forms of resistance politics such as trade union movements, women’s movements, ecological movements, youth movements, indigenous peoples movements, anti-capitalist activism, black power and anti-racist movements, religious fundamentalisms, human rights campaigns etc. More specifically, it asks the following questions: What purpose does IR theory serve? Whom does it represent? What do we mean by resistance politics? Second, it aims to empirically map these forms of activism, examine the conditions under which they emerged and explore their interconnections. What, if any, common ground do these movements share? What tensions separate them? What do we mean by progressive movements?

Module created

01/10/2006

Last revised

22/02/2012