Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3124: Anarchism and World Ordering

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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

  • Capitalism and private property
  • Democracy, the state and mutual aid
  • Federalism and syndicalism
  • Anarchism and terrorism
  • Anarchism, war and revolution
  • Chomsky, US Empire and moral truisms
  • Ontological anarchy and global security
  • Social Ecology and complexity theory
  • Anarchafeminism and prefigurative politics
  • Anarchy, international law or a world state?

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 & Teaching activities 442 hours per week for 22 weeks. Small group work, presentations, discussion, reflection
Guided Independent Study100Preparation for class, reading summary and further reading
Guided Independent Study26Summative class presentation
Guided Independent Study50First summative essay
Guided Independent Study80Second summative essay

Online Resources

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