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AT4525: THE CONSTITUTIONAL IMAGINATION: RELIGION, POLITICS AND THE STATE IN HUMAN SOCIETY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 30 May 2017 16:23


Course Overview

This course will examine anthropological theories of the state, political organization and violence. Through an analysis of both modern and historical case studies from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, we will critically examine theories of state of modern and non-modern state formation and organisation, and the nexus of religion and colonial history. In the second half of the course, particular attention will we paid to the ethnography of violence as a mode of state and proto-state political action.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Martin Mills

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • AT4025 The Constitutional Imagination (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will examine anthropological theories of the state, political organization and violence. Through an analysis of both modern and historical case studies from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, we will critically examine theories of state of modern and non-modern state formation and organisation, and the nexus of religion and colonial history. In the second half of the course, particular attention will we paid to the ethnography of violence as a mode of state and proto-state political action.

Further Information & Notes

Available only to students in Programme year 4.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

  • 1st Attempt
  • One 3000-word essay (30%)
  • One group presentation (20%)
  • One 3-hour examination (50%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Written feedback will be provided for continuous assessment work. This will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission date. Oral feedback on class presentations will also be provided where appropriate.

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