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Politics and Societies in the BRICS States

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course ‘Politics and society in BRICS countries’ covers main issues of current political, social and economic development of BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Main goal of the course is to provide students with solid data and insights in internal issues of BRICS countries through reading relevant literature and having in-class discussions.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • As the major learning outcome, we expect students to learn how to conduct high-qualified research on political and social aspects of development on foreign countries and prepare themselves to work with complex international issues.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis.
  • Work with information: find, define and use the information from different sources required for solving of research and professional problems.
  • Being capable of retrieving, collecting, processing and analyzing information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction. IR theories and Regionalism. Regionalism and world politics.
  • BRICS. Emergence, evolution, main issues & challenges.
  • Brazil. Politics and external affairs. Social and economic challenges.
  • India. Politics and external affairs. Social and economic challenges.
  • China. Politics and external affairs. Social and economic challenges.
  • South Africa. Politics and external affairs. Social and economic challenges.
  • Russia and BRICS.
  • Future of BRICS.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class participation
  • non-blocking Presentation
  • non-blocking Final test
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Final test + 0.48 * In-class participation + 0.27 * Presentation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Bonakele, T., Fox, E. M., & Mncube, L. (2017). Competition Policy for the New Era : Insights From the BRICS Countries (Vol. First edition). Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1711117
  • Roberts, C. A., Armijo, L. E., & Katada, S. N. (2018). The BRICS and Collective Financial Statecraft. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1607829

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Bohler-Müller, N., & Kornegay, F. A. (2014). Laying the BRICS of a New Global Order : From Yekaterinburg 2009 to Ethekwini 2013. Pretoria, South Africa: Africa Institute of South Africa. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=664537
  • Li, X. (2014). The BRICS and Beyond : The International Political Economy of the Emergence of a New World Order. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=797102