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PO975 - New Rising World Powers

  • Module code: PO975
  • Module name: New Rising World Powers
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 40

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is available to students taking all of the various MAs in PAIS. It will feed into political science, political economy and international relations. It is necessarily interdisciplinary and it should provide an opportunity for students to link the more theoretical material in their core modules with the empirical experiences of both political and economic development of six rising world powers, as well as some analysis of the challenges that they will pose to the existing developed world, their models of development and the current system of international governance. This bounded heterogeneity provides a good opportunity for students to develop skills in comparative politics by testing new theoretical hypotheses. At present there is no established literature that considers the experiences of these states, although there obviously are some works that compare sub-sets of these six. It should provide an opportunity to rethink accepted theories of both development and the driving forces of international relations. To this end one seminar early in the module will be devoted to general issues in the practice of comparative politics so as to help students to think about research strategies for their research essays.

Principal learning outcomes

The objectives of the module are: (1) to develop students’ ability independently to analyse the development strategies of individual countries to compare them and to draw out generalisations which could have significance for other states: (2) to enable students to link theoretical and empirical analysis of political and economic material; (3) to provide an opportunity for students to think through the connections between the distinct theoretical worlds of domestic political economy, internal political development and international relations; (4) to develop research skills for formulating and testing theoretical hypotheses in political science and international relations; (5) to develop students’ ability to make oral presentations with Powerpoint. By the end of the module students should have a much more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of world politics and the pressures for change. Hopefully, too, this module will help to prepare students for research at the doctoral level if they wish it.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 hour seminar per week in Terms 1 & 2

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studymasters/pgmodules/po975

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
40 CATS (Module code: PO975-40)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M9PW) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Politics (M1P0) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Political Economy (M1P3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Politics and East Asia (M1P8) - Year 2
  • MA in International Politics and Europe (M1PA) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91F) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92C) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92K) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93H) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Relations (M9P9) - Year 2
  • MA in Globalisation and Development (M9PB) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Security (M9PC) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Public Policy (M9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught United States Foreign Policy (M9PQ) - Year 2
  • MA in International Development (M9PT) - Year 2
  • MA in Research in Politics and International Studies (M9PU) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M9PV) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M9PX) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Politics and International Studies: Big Data and Quantitative Methods (M9PY) - Year 2