Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3107: The Politics of Statelessness

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

While 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:


Statelessness and the right to have rights (Arendt)

Biopolitics and the state of exception (Foucault and Schmitt)

Abandonment and bare life (Agamben)

Dissensus and the enactment of human rights (Rancière)

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 Activities2412 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study26Reading and preparation for seminars
Guided Independent Study35Research and writing first essay
Guided independent study65Research and writing formative proposal and second essay

Online Resources

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