Multiple Modernities: Social and Political Processes in BRICS Countries
- The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with the multiple modernities approach in political sociology and its application to BRICS countries
- Able to learn and demonstrate skills in the field, other than the major field
- Able to identify scientific subject
- Able to think critically and interpret the experience (personal and of other persons), relate to professional and social activities
- Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes - by using political science methods - and in support of practical decision making process
- The multiple modernities approach in political sociology
- Formation of Latin American modernity: the case of Brazil
- Communism as alternative modernity in the USSR and China
- Civilizational state? A comparative perspective on post-Soviet Russia
- Democratization processes in BRICS countries: a multiple modernities perspective
- Class activitiesStudents’ progress is evaluated at seminar discussions. This component is calculated as an average grade achieved at the seminars.
- EssayEach student is supposed to write an essay. The essay is to be submitted no later than 2 weeks before the final class.
- ExaminationThe final examination is organized in a test form.
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.25 * Class activities + 0.25 * Essay + 0.25 * Examination + 0.25 * Presentation
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- Spohn, W. (2010). Political Sociology: Between Civilizations and Modernities; A Multiple Modernities Perspective. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.F61CB85C
- Tsygankov, A. (2016). Crafting the State-Civilization Vladimir Putin’s Turn to Distinct Values. Problems of Post-Communism, 63(3), 146–158. https://doi.org/10.1080/10758216.2015.1113884
- Curanović, A. (2019). Russia’s Mission in the World: The Perspective of the Russian Orthodox Church. Problems of Post-Communism, 66(4), 253–267. https://doi.org/10.1080/10758216.2018.1530940
- Delanty, G. (2015). Europe in world regional perspective: formations of modernity and major historical transformations. British Journal of Sociology, 66(3), 420–440. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12144
- Dirlik, A. (2002). Modernity as history: post-revolutionary China, globalization and the question of modernity. Social History, 27(1), 16–39. https://doi.org/10.1080/03071020110094183
- Hunter, W., & Power, T. J. (2019). Bolsonaro and Brazil’s Illiberal Backlash. Journal of Democracy, 30(1), 68–82.
- Katzenstein, P. J., & Weygandt, N. (2017). Mapping Eurasia in an Open World: How the Insularity of Russia’s Geopolitical and Civilizational Approaches Limits Its Foreign Policies. https://doi.org/10.1017/s153759271700010x
- Martin Lipset, & Seymour Martin Lipset. (1994). The Social Requisites of Democracy Revisited. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.C37E972B
- Maslovskiy, M. (2016). The Imperial Dimension of Russian Modernisation: A Multiple Modernities Perspective. Europe-Asia Studies, 68(1), 20–37. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2015.1116498
- Melo, M. A. (2016). Crisis and Integrity in Brazil. Journal of Democracy, 27(2), 50–65. https://doi.org/10.1353/jod.2016.0019
- Smith, J. (2009). Civilisational analysis and intercultural models of American societies. https://doi.org/10.1080/07256860903003559
- Smith, J. (2010). The many Americas: Civilization and modernity in the Atlantic world. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368431009355863