POLT08004 2017 The Politics of Diversity

General Details

Full Title
The Politics of Diversity
Transcript Title
Politics of Diversity
Code
POLT08004
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
POLT - Politics
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Chris Sparks
Programme Membership
SG_HJOIN_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Majors: Sociology and Politics SG_HJOIN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Majors: Sociology and Politics
Description

This module explores the concepts of pluralist democracy and the politics of diversity. This module introduces students to key theories of pluralist and multicultural democratic societies and counter poses their models of viable politics of diversity with real politics experience of multicultural European societies. Issues of race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation will be examined along with the contemporary issues of the times such as nationalism and immigration.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Students will display knowledge of key theories of political diversity

2.

Students will interrogate the coherence and practicality of theories of multicultural polity using evidence from real life scenarios

3.

Students will present and discuss a key text on the strengths and weakness of liberal democratic models to guarantee full equality of rights and duties to persons of differing genders, religions and ethnicities

4.

Students will examine specific scenarios encompassing tensions between diverse segments of populations

Teaching and Learning Strategies

All teaching/learning activities will take the form of teacher-led or student-led workshop/tutorials. all activities will be guided Dewey’s pedagogic principles of education for democracy - inclusivity, mutual respect, learning -by-doing. Classes activity will be predominantly discursive with elements of 'show and tell' and Q & A.

Module Assessment Strategies

There are two assessment parts:

  • Group presention of a case study
  • Essay on core module themes and/or issues

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment(s) will be development in line with failed components.

Indicative Syllabus

1.Arendt, Dewy, Habermas, Stuart Hall: public Culture, Diversity, Democracy, and Community

2.Politics of multiculturalism: Kymlica ‘s vision of multicultural democracy, Parekh, Bhikhu's. "Rethinking multiculturalism’. Lentin and Titley’s critical revaluation the limits of multicultural society

3.Democracy and Difference: Contesting the Boundaries of the Political: contemporary feminist critiques of exclusive 'masculine' democratic tradition, queering democracy- sexual minorities: political exclusion & political activism

Case studies

  1. Sub cultural tensions in the UK
  2. Religious diversity in secular France
  3. Before and up to marriage equality: the struggle for equal rights for women and sexual minorities in Ireland and the USA
  4. 'Illegals' the struggle for citizenship for illegal immigrants in the USA
  5. Radical Islamism and Islamaphobia in Europe
  6. Alternative states: radical re-imaginings for future democracies: Illiberal democracy, post democracy or revitalised pluralism?

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Presentation Continuous Assessment Group Project 40 % Any 2,4
2 Essay Continuous Assessment Essay 60 % Any 1,3
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Flat Classroom Teaching/learning event 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
1995 Multicultural citizenship: A liberal theory of minority rights Clarendon Press

Recommended Reading
2001 Rethinking multiculturalism: Cultural diversity and political theory ethnicities

Recommended Reading
1993 Prospects for democracy: north, south, east, west Stanford University Press

Recommended Reading
2012 Public culture: Diversity, democracy, and community in the United States University of Pennsylvania Press

Recommended Reading
1989 The disorder of women: Democracy, feminism, and political theory. Stanford University Press

, 1989.

Recommended Reading
2011 The Crisis of Multiculturalism Zed Book

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Recommended Reading
2009 A Suitable Enemy: Racism, migration and Islamophobia in Europe Pluto Press

Recommended Reading
2009 Racism and Equality in the European Union Oxford University Press

Recommended Reading
2011 Atlas of Stateless Nations in Europe: Minority people in search of recognition. Y Lolfa

Recommended Reading
2002 Whatever happened to democracy?., Institute for Public Policy Research

Recommended Reading
1997 Difference troubles:Queering social theory and sexual politics Cambridge University Press

. . , 1997.

Recommended Reading
2011 The future of representative democracy Cambridge University Press,

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Recommended Reading
2013 Racial and cultural minorities: An analysis of prejudice and discrimination Springer Science :-:- Business Media

Recommended Reading
2000 Citizenship, republicanism and multiculturalism in contemporary France British Journal of Political Science 30.04

Recommended Reading
2010 Multiculturalism backlash: European discourses, policies and practices. Routledge

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Kymlicka, Will, 1995 Multicultural citizenship: A liberal theory of minority rights Clarendon Press

Parekh, Bhikhu., 2001 Rethinking multiculturalism: Cultural diversity and political theory ethnicities

Held, David., 1993 Prospects for democracy: north, south, east, west Stanford University Press

Shaffer, Marguerite S., ed, 2012 Public culture: Diversity, democracy, and community in the United States University of Pennsylvania Press

Pateman, Carole., 1989 The disorder of women: Democracy, feminism, and political theory. Stanford University Press

Lentin, A. and Titley, G, 2011 The Crisis of Multiculturalism Zed Book

Fekete, L., 2009 A Suitable Enemy: Racism, migration and Islamophobia in Europe Pluto Press

Bell, M, 2009 Racism and Equality in the European Union Oxford University Press

Bodlore, M., and Finn, S., 2011 Atlas of Stateless Nations in Europe: Minority people in search of recognition. Y Lolfa

Keane, John, 2002 Whatever happened to democracy?., Institute for Public Policy Research

Seidman, Steven, 1997 Difference troubles: Queering social theory and sexual politics Cambridge University Press

Alonso, Sonia, John Keane, and Wolfgang Merkel, eds., 2011 The future of representative democracy Cambridge University Press,

Simpson, George Eaton, and J. Milton Yinger, 2013 Racial and cultural minorities: An analysis of prejudice and discrimination Springer Science; Business Media

Jennings, Jeremy, 2000 Citizenship, republicanism and multiculturalism in contemporary France British Journal of Political Science 30.04

Vertovec, Steven, and Susanne Wessendorf, eds, 2010 Multiculturalism backlash: European discourses, policies and practices. Routledge

Additional Information

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