NATIONS AND STATES

POL2NAS

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are introduced to fundamental questions in the study of politics. What is a state? What is a nation? What are the origins of nationalism? And how do states deal with ethno-national diversity? Students examine how state-building and industrialisation have influenced the formation of national identity and how nationalist movements and international factors have influenced the formation of states. In this subject we draw on a number of case studies from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, and link these case-studies to theoretical discussion of states and nationhood.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Leibold

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

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Incompatible subjectsPOL3NAS

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Readings

Nationalism: a critical introduction

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AuthorSpencer, P. and Wollman, H.

Year2002

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Nations and Nationalism since 1780

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AuthorHobsbawm, E.

Year1990

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PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Imagined communities

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AuthorAnderson, B.

Year1991

Edition/VolumeREV. EDN

PublisherVERSO

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop your understanding of the emergence, spread and nature of the modern phenomenon of the nation-state
02. To understand critically the differences and overlaps between the concepts of the state and the nation
03. Explore and critically evaluate some of the major theories of nationalism, state-building, and the management of ethnic diversity in modern states

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