|Module Title ||LH Political Sociology A|
|School||School of Social Policy|
|Department || Dept of Soc Pol and Soc (DNU)|
|Module Code || 08 08417 |
|Module Lead ||Dr Will Leggett|
|Level || Honours Level |
|Credits || 10 |
|Semester|| Full Term|
LH Political Sociology B - (08 08418)
|Restrictions || none |
Guided independent study-80 hours
Total: 100 hours
|Exclusions || none |
|Description || Political Sociology seeks to understand political ideas, action, identities and institutions in their social context: how do we understand the politics-society relation? Semester 1 explores core political-sociological concepts such as the nature of power, the state, ideology, ruling elites and violence. Semester 2 addresses how more recent developments in social and cultural theory are changing the shape of political sociology. It pursues this through contemporary topics such as identity politics; new forms of political participation/apathy; the politics of the internet; new forms of governance; the role of discourse and ideas for a radical democracy. What do these new developments tell us about the scope of politics and the nature of social change, power and resistance in contemporary societies? |
|Learning Outcomes || On completing the module students will be able to:-|
Critically assess the major theoretical traditions and debates in political sociology.
- Apply these to a range of substantive contemporary topics in the field
08417-01 : Essay 4000 words : Coursework (50%)
08417-02 : Exam 3 hr : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
|Assessment Methods & Exceptions || 1 x 3000 word essay (50%)|
1 x 3 hour unseen examination
|Other || none|
Eds. Nash, K. and Scott A. (2000) The Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology, Oxford: Blackwell.
Faulks, K (2002) Political Sociology: A Critical Introduction, NY: NYU Press.
Nash, K. (2000) Contemporary Political Sociology: Globalisation, Politics and Power, Oxford: Blackwell.