EU457 Half Unit
Culture and Security in Global Politics
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece CBG 7.05
This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in Conflict Studies, MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe, MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe (LSE & Sciences Po), MSc in European Studies (Research), MSc in European and International Public Policy, MSc in European and International Public Policy (LSE and Bocconi), MSc in European and International Public Policy (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Human Rights, MSc in Human Rights and Politics and MSc in The Global Political Economy of China and Europe (LSE and Fudan). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This is a capped course. Students are required to obtain permission from the teaching department to take this course
This course will explore the relationship between culture and (in)security with a particular focus on the (in)security dilemmas of minorities and migrants within a world of nation-states. In so doing, our discussion will draw upon a variety of theoretical perspectives, including (de)securitization, ontological (in)security, human security, critical terrorism studies, postcolonial and feminist security studies.
This course is delivered through a combination of seminars and lectures totalling a minimum of 22.5 hours across Michaelmas Term. This year, some or all of this teaching will be delivered through a combination of recorded remarks and student presentations, flipped lectures (online discussion of weekly topics) and in-person and/or online seminars. This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of the Michaelmas Term. A review session will be held at the start of the Summer Term to prepare for the online assessment.
Essay (2000 words) due in MT
- Z. Bauman, Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts, 2003;
- B. Buzan, O. Weaver and J. de Wilde, Security: A New Framework For Analysis,1998;
- J. Jackson-Preece, Minority Rights: Between Diversity and Community, 2005;
- W. Kymlicka, Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity, 2009;
- J Mayall, Nationalism and International Society, 1990.
Online assessment (100%) in the ST.
The online assessment for this course will be administered via Moodle. Questions will be made available at a set date/time and students will be given a set period in the ST to complete the answers to questions and upload their responses back into Moodle.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: European Institute
Total students 2019/20: 42
Average class size 2019/20: 14
Controlled access 2019/20: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working