Not available in 2022/23
GY204 Half Unit
This information is for the 2022/23 session.
Dr Murray Low
This course is available on the BA in Geography, BSc in Economic History and Geography, BSc in Environment and Development, BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics and BSc in Geography with Economics. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
GY100 would be advantageous.
An introduction to political geography. Topics covered include power and states, nationalism, collective mobilisation and social movements, elections, and democratisation.
15 hours of lectures, 10 hours of classes and 5 hours of help sessions in the LT.
Students will be expected to produce 1 essay in the LT.
Peter Taylor and Colin Flint (2018) Political Geography. Routledge.
Joe Painter and Alex Jeffrey (2009) Political Geography: an introduction to space and power. Sage.
Benedict Anderson (2016) Imagined Communities: reflections on the origins and spread of nationalism. Verso.
Sidney Tarrow (2011) Power in Movement: social movements and contentious politics. Cambridge University Press.
Ruth Collier (1999) Paths toward Democracy: the working class and elites in Western Europe and South America. Cambridge University Press.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Department: Geography and Environment
Total students 2021/22: Unavailable
Average class size 2021/22: Unavailable
Capped 2021/22: No
Value: Half Unit
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