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School of Politics and International Relations

POL283 Global Theory

POL283 Global Theory

Credits: 30
Semester: 1 and 2

Module Convenor: Dr Clive Gabay

Description: This module takes ten key thinkers whose work emerges from experiences/histories of colonialism and racism to ask how international order(ing) has been understood by those standing outside of or in conversation with the Western canon, thinking globally. Thinking globally means thinking of seemingly disparate socio-political phenomena and forces together and in connection (I.e., capitalism, racism, patriarchy, colonialism, etc.). This is a defining feature of the intellectuals and thinkers that will be explored in the module, who include Edward Said, Houria Boutjelda, Suzanne Cesaire and Cedric Robinson.

Assessment: Item 1: 30% Application of Concepts (1500 words) Item 2: 70% Research Essay (3000 words)
Level: 5

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