Civil society and the state 860

Module code SOC 860
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

The module will critically assess theoretical and current debates on the nature of the state and civil society as well as their interrelationship. In particular, the module explores conceptualisations of the state and civil society in Africa, as well as their historical trajectories in relation to the question of social transformation. Throughout, an emphasis will be placed on sociological perspectives that emphasize the importance of situating power relations within a context of socio-economic and socio-cultural relations.

Module credits 30.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Sociology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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