Checking date: 12/04/2018

Course: 2019/2020

Nationalisms and imperialisms
Study: Bachelor in History and Politics (352)

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Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Geography, Contemporary History and Art

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Description of contents: programme
PART 1: THEORIES OF NATIONALISM 1. Definitions of ethnicity, nationalism, nationality, nation and state. 2. Modalities of nationalism: primordialism versus constructivism; ethnic and civic nationalism. 3. Structural approaches to nationalism 4. Theory of Social Movements and Nationalism 5. Nationalism as a fundamental element of consolidation of the modern state 6. Nationalism that seeks State: confluences of political, economic and cultural transformations. 7. Tools of socialization of nationalism: education, culture, religion, common past, geography, race, etc. 8. Nationalism and ideologies. PART 2: HISTORY OF NATIONALISM 9. Protonationalisms 10. From the French Revolution to Romanticism 11. Independences and unifying processes in the19th Century 12. The emergence and paroxysm of authoritarian nationalism 14. Beyond nationalism: supranational, pan-national, transnational, multiple, cosmopolitan identifications ... PART 3: THEORIES AND HISTORY OF IMPERIALISM 15. The theorizations in the classical world: Roman imperialism 16.Empire and papacy in the Middle Ages 1. Apogee and crisis of the "Universitas Christiana" 18. The modern theories of imperialism, from Hobson to Lenin. 19. The historical evolution of imperialism.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.