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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview


Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 15
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Samantha May

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

Since the end of the Cold War the world has seen a resurgence of religious movements in the public sphere and, particularly since 9/11, religion has increasingly been viewed in policy debates as an issue of domestic and international security. In the ever increasingly globalized era, religious identifications criss-cross national boundaries and identities posing a dilemma for the established norms of the secular nation-state, political theory and actors. This course will examine some of the emerging theories associated with the rise of political religion, and the potential for conflict and peace that emerge.  Utilizing diverse case studies ranging from religious Zionism, to political Islam to national Hindu movements the course will critique and employ contemporary theoretical frameworks to gain understanding of the current phenomena of religion in the international political domain.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 7 - 17

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Summative Assessments

1st attempt: 1 essay (4,000-5000 words) 40%; 1 three hour exam 60%

Resit: 1 three hour exam 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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