[ 505POLSGRUK15 ] VU Sociology of Politics: Basics

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3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Social Science Roland Atzm├╝ller 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)keine
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Sociology 2022W
Objectives Students will be introduced to different forms of political power and dominance, to different political systems and their transformation; to theories of democracy, the state and politics as well as different concepts of power and dominance against the background of globalisation and multiple crisis tendencies of modern societies. A particular focus will be put on welfare states and social policies and their developments in the last decades, as they are of crucial significance for the shaping and reproduction of modern societies. An emphasis will be put on social movements and changing political ideologies, their social origins as well as concepts to shape modern societies.
Subject 1. Concepts of political power and dominance, democracy and the state 2. Relations between states/politics and society and their changes 3. Welfare states and social policies and the shaping and reproduction of social relations. 4. social movements and political ideologies and their concepts to shape modern societies
Criteria for evaluation Grading will be based on the following elements: written exam, attendance and participation at the lecture, minor additional written exercises concerning aspects of the lecture.
Methods Presentation and discussion; exercises about specific problems
Language German
Study material Students will be informed about relevant literature at the beginning of the lecture.
Changing subject? No
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
1SBGPVU: VU Sociology of Politics: Basics (2009W-2014W)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority