Semester: Wintersemester 2014/2015

1.07.0851 Nationalisms in a Comparative Perspective (Lehrsprache Englisch)


Veranstaltungstermin

  • Mittwoch: 12:00 - 14:00, wöchentlich

Beschreibung

Nationalism studies is a subfield of political science that has diverse aims. There are two broad academic traditions in the field: one that tries to explain nationalism as a social and political phenomenon and one to explain nationalistic behavior of individuals. This course introduces and explores important theories and concepts, reviews some old and contemporary literature, and looks at classic and new methods used in these two broad academic traditions. Some of the selected topics are the following. The early debates: did nation or nationalism come first?; is nationalism a result of political or social transformation?; criticisms to the early works and contemporary theories; the relationship between nationalism and religion; exclusion and inclusion mechanisms in nationalisms; group dynamics in nationalism; cross-country and cross-time studies in nationalism. Also the course will take a closer look at the following four case studies: Turkey, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

All the relevant reading material will be available in electronic format and will be provided by the lecturer.
Evaluation type of the course is portfolio which consists of 12 weekly reactions papers and/or index card questions (of 500 words max.).

With adequate effort and willingness, by the end of this course students can accomplish to define, understand the basic concepts, principles and practices used in nationalism studies.

DozentIn

Studienmodule

  • AM 8.1 Europäisierung und transnationale Prozesse
  • AM 8.2 Europäisierung und transnationale Prozesse
  • sow250 Vertiefungsfach
  • sow252 Vertiefungsfach
  • sow254 Vertiefungsfach

Studienbereiche

  • Studium generale / Gasthörstudium

Für Gasthörende / Studium generale geöffnet:
Ja

Anzahl der freigegebenen Plätze für Gasthörende
15

Hinweise zum Inhalt der Veranstaltung für Gasthörende
Nationalism Studies is a subfield of political science that has diverse aims. There are two broad academic traditions in the field: one that tries to explain nationalism as a social and political phenomenon and one to explain nationalistic behavior of individuals. This course introduces and explores important theories and concepts, reviews some old and contemporary literature, and looks at classic and new methods used in these two broad academic traditions. Some of the selected topics are the following. The early debates: did nation or nationalism come first? Is nationalism a result of political or social transformation? Criticisms to the early works and contemporary theories; the relationship between nationalism and religion; exclusion and inclusion mechanisms in nationalisms; group dynamics in nationalism; cross-country and cross-time studies in nationalism. Also the course will take a closer look at the following four case studies: Turkey, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Lehrsprache
englisch

empfohlenes Fachsemester
5