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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


Decolonising Politics and International Relations - Dr Stephanie Diepeveen
Over the past few years, there has been growing attention to western dominance in the study of IR and politics, and how this manifests in our institutions, theories and methods. This course critically explores different approaches to decolonising political studies. It begins by considering the agendas and context that gave rise to different movements to decolonise political studies within the UK and globally. It investigates specific approaches that scholars have taken to confronting and addressing power in the discipline (e.g. postcolonialism, particularism and pluralism), as well as different regional schools from Latin America, China/East Asia, South Asia and Africa. This module will aim to develop a critical eye to the challenges and possibilities of different approaches to and visions of knowledge production in Political Studies and IR.

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