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140384 SE VM7 / VM1 - Negotiating Multipolarity (2016W)

Gender Politics in an International World

Continuous assessment of course work
SGU

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 13.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 20.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 27.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 03.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 10.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 17.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 24.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 01.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 15.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 12.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 19.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 26.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The recent international shift towards a multipolar world has affected the conditions under which gender politics occurs. Most visibly, challenges to the global order have come from actors marginalized within it. Among them are states and peoples from the global South who have taken note of the current shift with the expectation that their international position might be re-negotiated. In comparison to a previous era, the aspirations are now primarily geared towards claiming development promises that have been made but not fulfilled. Africans have been Looking East, and the Chinese have been going out, creating new opportunities and challenges as they proceed.

Postcolonial studies have highlighted the uneven inclusion of the South in the global system. And contemporary debates on Africa-China relations have hinted at the changes that emanate from multipolarity. How they have dealt with questions around gendered international relations differs significantly though: whereas the former field has embraced gender perspectives, the latter seems impervious to them. They both, nevertheless, raise the question how those previously marginalized could possibly take centre stage in a more egalitarian world. The significant transnationalisation of global politics has brought to light the complex interplay of factors, agents and structures implicated in world politics. The seminar therefore tackles the overall question, which prospects negotiating multipolarity provides.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students should prepare for the respective sessions by critically reading the compulsory texts.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

English language proficiency is required to read texts and follow class discussions. To foster a collaborative learning environment student's active participation is strongly encouraged. Discussions may be held in German and/or English.

Examination topics

Final assessments will take the form of a written assignment related to the course topic. Participants should be willing to provide an oral input during the semester.

Reading list

Chowdhry, Geeta; Nair, Sheila (eds) (2005): Power, Postcolonialism, and International Relations. Reading Race, Gender, and Class. London and New York: Routledge.

A course schedule and reading list will be distributed in class.

Association in the course directory

VM1, VM7

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