Historical, Political and Economic Integration of BRICS
- The course is devoted to the introduction of the students to the processes of political, economic and social integration of the BRICS countries.
- Give knowledge about general histories of the five BRICS countries
- Form understanding of the such core concepts and theories as a plural modernity theory, Global South, post-colonialism, development etc.
- Promote skills necessary for analyzing social imaginaries, current politics and social processes in the BRICS countries.
- Understands core concepts related to plural modernity theory as underpinning BRICS integration processes
- Able to use methods of historical analysis of social imaginaries influencing mutual (mis-)understanding of the BRICS countries
- Understands current processes of political, economic and social integration of the BRICS countries
- Understands general development of Chinese, Brazilian, Indian and South African societies through history
- Understands the tools and instruments for the analysis of politics of identity practices
- BRICS: general introduction
- Brazil: the immigrant society
- Russia: Postcommunist transformation and economics
- India: from cast society to modern nation
- China: ancient nation, emerging leader
- South Africa: a story of the “rainbow nation”
- Class participation
- ExamThe exam is taken in the form of the essay. The volume of the essay is typically 1500 – 2500 words (3-5 pages). The essay should clearly address the policy issue in question, describe why it is important for the BRICS collaboration as well as briefly consider history of discussion of the issue among the BRICS member states and analyse decisions taken.
- Ribeiro, G. L. (2015). Social, Political and Cultural Challenges of the BRICS. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Langaa RPCIG. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=958084
- 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