Guías Académicas

POLITICS OF GLOBAL SOUTH

POLITICS OF GLOBAL SOUTH

GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES

Curso 2021/2022

1. Subject Information

(Date last modified: 02-06-21 11:22)
Code
109034
Plan
290
ECTS
4.00
Type
Opcional
Year
3
Duration
Second semester
Area
CIENCIA POLÍTICA Y DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN
Departament
Derecho Público General
Virtual platform

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Professor Information

Profesor/Profesora
Angela Suarez Collado
Group/s
Único
Departament
Derecho Público General
Area
Ciencia Política y de la Administración
Centre
Fac. Derecho
Office
157
Office hours
By appointment
Web address
http://campus.usal.es/~acpa/
E-mail
ascollado@usal.es
Telephone
Ext. 1617

2. Association of the subject matter within the study plan

Curricular area to which the subject matter pertains.

Elective course in the BA in Global Studies

Purpose of the subject within the curricular area and study plan.

Elective course that provides the student with the necessary tools to analyze the current political dynamics of the regions of the Global South: Africa, the Arab-Islamic world and Asia

Professional profile.

Different fields such as media, think tanks, consulting, national or international agencies and non-governmental organizations.

3. Prerequisites

N/A

4. Learning objectives

The main objective of the course is to provide students with an overview of the contemporary political systems of some of the most relevant countries of the Global South, as well as the main political actors, institutions, processes that take place in them.

5. Contents

Theory.

  1. Introduction to Global South’s politics
  2. Discourses and Political Thought from the Global South
  3. Challenges in the Global South
  4. Morocco: An Authoritarian Monarchy
  5. Tunisia: The Challenges of Political Transition
  6. Egypt: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution
  7. Lebanon: A Religious-Based Consociationalism
  8. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  9. Iran: A Theocratic Republic
  10. India and Pakistan: From the Colonial to the Postcolonial
  11. China and Hong Kong: one country, two systems
  12. Nigeria and South Africa: The Two African Giants
  13. Ethiopia: A Country in Political Turmoil
  14. The Pieces of Sierra Leone's Puzzle

Practice.

  1. Debates and news analysis.
  2. Critical discussion on documentaries, films and academic papers.
  3. Active learning activities

6. Competences acquired

Basic / General.

Ability to reflect on political issues

Ability to analyze empirical information

Ability to link empirical analyses and normative reflections

Writing skills

Ability to present ideas and debate on them

Specific.

Analysis of political systems

7. Teaching methods

Lectures

Presentations

Debates

Essays

8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods

9. Resources

10. Assessment

Assessment criteria.

-Examinations: 50%

- Practical activities: 50%

Guidelines in the case of failing the subject.

The requirements will be the same for the second round of evaluations.

11. Weekly teaching organization