Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3069: Globalisation and the Politics of Resistance

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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 activity 44Lectures and seminars
Guided Independent study256A variety of private study tasks directed by module leader.

Online Resources

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