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PI4081: GLOBAL POWER SHIFTS, HEGEMONY AND KNOWLEDGE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 08 Sep 2021 16:55


Course Overview

While the discourse over the transfer of power from West to East is gaining momentum, this course provides a rethink of global power shifts throughout history on the one hand, and explores the relations between hegemony and knowledge on the other.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ilia Xypolia

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

As the global economic centre of gravity is shifting from West to East, this course this course provides a rethink of global power shifts throughout history on the one hand, and explores the relations between hegemony and knowledge on the other. The course aims at exploring the main theoretical debates through a historical engagement with different phases of global power shifts and critically analysing how hegemonic powers have risen and fallen. It addresses topics like the ongoing debates on the production of hegemonic knowledge, power transitions and the rise of non-Western great powers, non-Western perspectives on international relations, and global governance.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 20

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Summative Assessments

Policy Brief

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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1000 words

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Online Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Feedback Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionEvaluateEvaluate the historical and contemporary practices of hegemonic states in global politics;
ReflectionApplyApply a range of conceptual and empirical tools to assess arguments for and against the theories of hegemonic production of knowledge in global politics.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand of the various theories and arguments underpinning IR theories of hegemony, knowledge and great power politics;
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the various theories and arguments concerning the hegemonic production of knowledge and global governance;
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate the historical and contemporary practices of hegemonic states in global politics;

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