EU458 Half Unit
Public Policy and Cultural Narratives in a Global Europe
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece CBG 7.05
This course is available on the 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 Human Rights, MSc in Human Rights and Politics, MSc in International Migration and Public Policy and MSc in International Migration and Public Policy (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is concerned with cultural and identity politics in contemporary states. Taking a narrative approach, this course will examine competing representations of minorities and migrants. Europe will be a major focus. Nevertheless, students with interests and expertise outside of Europe should feel free to include this wider perspective in their seminar discussions and assignments.
This course is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars totalling a minimum of 25 hours across Lent Term. The teaching will be delivered this year through a combination of online and on-campus formats (or if required, online only). This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of Lent Term, and a review session will be held at the start of the Summer Term to prepare for the online assessment.
Students are required to submit an essay (2000 words) in the LT.
- 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 Citizenship, 1995;
- C. K. Riessman, Narrative Methods for the Human Sciences, 2008;
- G. Rose, Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Researching With Visual Materials, 2012.
A more detailed reading list is available from Dr Jackson-Preece.
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.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 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 differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching 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 2020/21: 27
Average class size 2020/21: 14
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working