Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3069: Globalisation and the Politics of Resistance

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

Introduction - Overview of module aims and methods

Part I: Theorising The Politics of Resistance

  • Who is the subject of resistance?
  • Why does resistance emerge?
  • What does it look and sound like?

Part II: Mapping Sites of Resistance

  • Case studies to be determined by class. Past case studies include: the IRA, the Tamil Tigers, Hip Hop music, the global justice movement, art as resistance, gay rights, Hamas, the ANC, the Zapatistas, and the Iranian Revolution.

Part III: Dilemmas of the Politics of Resistance

  • What is a progressive movement?
  • Practising direct action, is violence ever justified?
  • Another world is possible, but for whom?
  • Unintended Consequences

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity4422 x 2 hr seminars
Guided Independent Study124Reading
Guided Independent Study12Group work
Guided Independent Study100Preparation for summative essays
Guided Independent Study20Preparation for presentation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).