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Module

POL2082 : Political Violence and the Modern State

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Hartmut Behr
  • Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

Topics to be covered could include:

•       Johan Galtung’s typology of violence (1 session)
•       Nationalism as a Form of Political Violence (3 sessions)
•       Capitalism as a Form of Political Violence (2 sessions)
•       Imperialism and Colonialism as a Form of Political Violence (2 sessions)
•       Essay Writing: Guidance for the Main Assignment (1 session)

Outline Of Syllabus

First week: Introduction and Johan Galtung’s typology of violence
Second week: Nationalism as form of political violence I – Benedict Anderson’s analysis of nationalism
Third week: Nationalism as form of political violence II – Nationalist Discourses past and present-day
Fourth week: Nationalism as form of political violence III – The nationalist demand for homogeneity and territorial integrity
Fifth week: Capitalism as form of political violence I – Herbert Marcuse’s analysis of the “One-dimensional Man”
Sixth week: Capitalism as form of political violence II – The W. Adorno’s and Max Horkheimer’s analysis of instrumentalism in Western modernity
Seventh week: Essay Writing
Eighth week: Colonialism as Form of Political Violence
Ninth week: Imperialism as a Form of political violence

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable