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School of Politics and International Relations

POL307 Politics at the End of the "End of History"

POL307 Politics at the End of the "End of History" (POL307A - Autumn & POL307B - Spring)

Credits: 15
Semester: A & B

Module Convenor: Dr Lee Jones
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: This module explores historically the contemporary crisis of the “post-political” age created by the collapse of contending ideological forces in 1989. Through extended seminars and detailed discussion of key texts, students will consider what the “End of History” did to political and personal life, and how and why populist ructions and Brexit are now upsetting the post-political order. We will also explore where politics is heading, and how activists and citizens might act.


Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: Presentation - 15 minutes(30%), and Essay - 3500 words (70%)
Level: 6