Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3132: Globalisation and Democratic Politics: the End of the Nation State?

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

Module Aims

To study the transformation of the principles, institutions and conditions of democratic politics from the nation-state to the global context. To explore the effects that this transformation has on our idea of politics and democracy, and how this affect how conception of the political community. To investigate the feasibility of more fluid and global ideas and practices of democracy.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate substantive knowledge of the theories and developments considered during the course; the significance of these theories and the major critical positions adopted towards them..
2. identify and discuss the key concepts deployed in theories of democracy and globalisation, and their argumentative articulation.
3. identify clearly the contention made by the different theories of globalisation and engage in reasoned criticism of the either theories supporting or opposing global democracy.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate critical and analytical skills in relation to this body of literature.
5. criticise and construct arguments with regard both to their logical rigour and political plausibility.
6. exercise informed judgement concerning the policy implications of abstract political principles.
Personal and Key Skills7. present complex arguments with clarity and concision
8. identify spurious conclusions and distinguish rigorous from merely persuasive argument.