University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

POLIS 3102 - Dilemmas of the Modern State

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange:
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Assessment: 3000 word Research essay 50%, 1500 word Research Summaries and Evaluations 15%, 15%, SGD Workshop group attendance & participation 20%
Syllabus:

This objective of this course is to give students an understanding the development and transformation of the modern state including an overview of major approaches - both empirical, normative and comparative - to the analysis of the modern state. The central organizing theme of this course is the relationship between the modern state and its response (or lack of) to emerging social, economic and environmental crises and the way these crises pose challenges to contemporary 'national' scales of statehood, welfare, and developmentalist state forms. A particular emphasis will be placed on the normative challenges these developments pose for conception of citizenship rights, distributive justice, and political community. The course will specifically explore the impact of forms of market-oriented restructuring on the organization and practice of democratic politics in Australia and elsewhere. The course will also analyse new patterns of political mobilization, contestation and resistance including those around gender and culture. Finally, we will survey a variety of methodological strategies through which scholars have attempted to decipher the forces shaping the state under conditions of heightened geo-economics volatility, and widespread adoption of 'austerity' politics across the globe.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21435 LE01 78 17 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21436 SG04 26 FULL 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 11am - 1pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 11am - 1pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
21437 SG03 26 3 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 2pm - 4pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
21438 SG02 26 14 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 4pm - 6pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 6pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room