Political Sociology B

Department of Political Science and International Studies, School of Government and Society

College of Social Sciences

Details

Code 08418

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Pre-requisite modules None

Other pre-requisites Co-requisite - Political Sociology A - 08417

Module description

This module provides students with comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and substantive aspects of the field of political sociology. Semester 2 pursues these theoretical issues through substantive contemporary topics. These include the political effects of globalisation; the political impact of new technologies; the emergence of new political actors, ideologies and strategies and the shift from governing to 'governance'. The focus will be on relating these contemporary issues to the debates examined in the first semester: what do these new developments tell us about the scope of politics and the nature of social change, power and resistance in contemporary societies? pursues these theoretical issues through substantive contemporary topics. These include the political effects of globalisation; the political impact of new technologies; the emergence of new political actors, ideologies and strategies and the shift from governing to 'governance'. The focus will be on relating these contemporary issues to the debates examined in the first semester: what do these new developments tell us about the scope of politics and the nature of social change, power and resistance in contemporary societies?

Teaching and learning methods

1 x 2hr lecture per week