Politics and The State

Module code: PES4019-B

Module Aims 

This module aims to:
1. Equip you with an understanding of core theories and concepts relevant to the study of politics.
2. Equip you with an understanding of the concepts of the state (e.g. effective, fragile, shadow, developmental, competition). It challenges the notion of the Western liberal state as the default or ideal, pointing to the range of ways in which states exercise power in different contexts.
3. Encourage you to reflect on the connections between this module and the subjects introduced in the other core modules in semester one.
4. Introduce you to the analysis of complex ideas at first year university level through group discussion oral presentations and a written assignment. 


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