POLS249 The Modern State: Benefits, Risks, Theories

Анотация:

COURSE ANNOTATION AND AIMS:

The course will offer a thorough and systematic introduction to the theories of the modern state. It will present

all major theories dealing with the functioning of the modern state and review major criticisms to which they

are subjected. Students will familiarize themselves with state development, their structures, functions and

modes of operation. The course will examine various current challenges to the modern state emerging from

globalization and its impact, Students will apply the key ideas of each theory in a 'real life' situation by means of

a simulated game of national budget approval. Each two-hour session will be divided in two parts: one

presenting the 10 core ideas of each modern state theory and the other applying them by means of making

political and policy choices if that theory were true. For instance, deciding on tax policy by means of applying

the elite theory, etc.

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Politics and Society

Преподавател(и):

гл. ас. Методи Методиев  д-р

Описание на курса:

Компетенции:

After completing successfully this course the students will:

1) know: Students will have active knowledge of the emergence, development and future of the

modern state as a key institution of the nation-state.

2) are capable of Students will be capable of thinking in a structured and historical manner about

the modern state. They will also be able to identify and seek solutions to current challenges in the analysis and management of the modern state.

3) job opportunities, according to the National Register of Jobs and Positions in the Republic of Bulgaria:

- Mid-level specialists and experts in international organizations - UN, The Council of Europe, OSCE, NATO

- Experts in the EU institutions

- Experts and consultants in international NGOs

- Teachers in colleges and schools

- Experts in social and related sciences and humanities

- Journalists and editors

- Diplomatic servants

- Specialists with analytical and control functions in the administration

- Journalists


Предварителни изисквания:


Форми на провеждане:
Редовен

Учебни форми:
Лекция

Език, на който се води курса:
Английски

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Литература по темите:

COURSE CONTENT AND SUGGESTED READINGS

Key Readings:

C. Hay, M. Lister and D. Marsh, 'The State. Theories and Issues', 2006

J. Dryzek and p. Dunleavy, "Theories of the Democratic State', 2009

Further Readings:

P. Evans et al. 'Bringing the State Back In', 1985

G. Gill, 'The Nature and Development of the Modern State', 2003

D. Held,'Democracy and the Global Order', 1995

R. Lipschutz andJ. Rowe, 'Globalization, Governmentality and Global Politics', 2005

Средства за оценяване:

FORMS OF EVALUATION CURRENT CONTROL

TEST 40% Half way

throueh the course

SEMINARS 60%