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SO9B3 - Capitalism, State and Market

  • Module code: SO9B3
  • Module name: Capitalism, State and Market
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This MA module ‘State, Capitalism and Market’ uses a range of theoretical resources to think analytically and critically about capitalism and its recurrent crises. You'll look at the recent financial crisis and the role it has played in the reconfiguration of structural relations between the market and the state. Drawing on Michel Foucault's lectures on biopolitics, the module will consider the different types of governmentality that underpin these changing relations: from classical liberal forms to new ‘neo-’ liberal ones.

Timetabled teaching activities

This module will run in the Spring Term of the 2017/18 academic year.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: SO9B3-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Social and Political Thought (L3P8) - Year 2
Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Sociology (L3PD) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Social Research (L3PE) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Gender and International Development (M9P7) - Year 2