Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3197: Anarchy and World Order: The Anarchist Perspective

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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:


Week 1:           Introduction

Week 2:           Democracy and the state

Week 3:           Anarchafeminism

Week 4:           Anarchism and neoliberalism

Week 5:           Revolutionary syndicalism

Week 6:           Chomsky on US Empire

Week 7:           Anarchism and terrorism

Week 8:           Anarchy and complexity theory

Week 9:           Anarchy and

Week 10:         Anarchy and global security

Week 11:         Conclusion

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 activities222 hours per week for 11 weeks. Small group work, presentations, discussion, reflection
Guided independent study128Preparation for class and further reading: 62 hours; Formative presentation: 6 hours; Summative essay (1): 30 hours; Summative essay (2): 30 hours

Online Resources

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

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/