«Course Catalogue (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) MA „Global Studies – A European Perspective‚ Summer Term 2016 Updated: 15 March 2016 Table of Contents ...»
Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Global and European Studies Institute
MA „Global Studies – A European Perspective‚
Summer Term 2016
Updated: 15 March 2016
Table of Contents
Addresses and Contact Persons
Timeline – Summer Term 2016
List of Abbreviations
A Word of Welcome
First Year – Global Studies
GS-0810 Regions in Globalisation Processes: Africa and the Near East I
GS-0820 Regions in Globalisation Processes: The Americas I
GS-0830 Regions in Globalisation Processes: Asia and the Middle East I
GS-0840 Regions in Globalisation Processes: Europe I
GS-0850 Global Studies Colloquium I and Summer School
Second Year – Global Studies
GS-1010 World Orders Under the Global Condition
GS-1020 Cultural Transfers Under the Global Condition
GS-1030 Global Studies Colloquium II
Addresses and Contact Persons Address: Universität Leipzig Global and European Studies Institute Emil-Fuchs-Straße 1 04105 Leipzig Programme Directors: Prof. Dr Matthias Middell Head of the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Consortium E-Mail: email@example.com Prof. Dr Ulf Engel
A Word of Welcome On behalf of the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) I would like to welcome all of you joining us for the academic summer term 2016 at the University of Leipzig, both for the MA ‚Global Studies – A European Perspective‛, and the MA ‚European Studies‛. GESI at Leipzig University and its partner institutions, both inside and outside Europe, are happy to host you for your next academic steps towards graduation.
This brochure provides information about the courses taught in both programmes in the coming summer term. You will discover that some courses are designed for the specific requirements of the Global Studies and some for the European Studies programme. Some courses, however, are offered to students from both programmes, they will thus allow for academic exchange and a cross-fertilization of perspectives.
Now for the fourth time we are also happy to welcome our graduate students from the Master’s programme ‚Global Studies with a special emphasis on peace and security‛ which is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The programme was launched in September 2012, jointly with our partner, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS). Under the aegis of the two mayors of the twin-cities of Leipzig and Addis Ababa we have held the first graduation ceremony in Addis Ababa in February 2015.
With regard to research, GESI is closely collaborating with the Centre for Area Studies (CAS) which is located in Thomaskirchhof 20 (just opposite of the church). You should definitely seize the opportunity to engage with well-known guest scholars and visiting faculty! You are also invited to the regular Wednesday CAS Colloquium, always at 5 pm.
As we have started in January 2016 a major research project, the Collaborative Research Group 1199 ‚Spatializations under the Global Condition‛ (see http://research.uni-leipzig.de/~sfb1199/cms/), you can also expect even more guest speakers and researchers to visit. Again, an opportunity for you to engage with cutting edge research on space and globalization projects.
For many of us this term’s highlight, as always, will be the annual summer school of the Global Studies consortium. This year it will be hosted by our Polish colleagues from Wroclaw in Puck near Gdansk (7July).
You might also note that we have tried to improve our website (ULR: http://gesi.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de).
Your comments for further improvements are always very much welcome!
I wish all of you an excellent start into this summer term, Yours Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel Programme Director Leipzig Preliminary Remarks Dear Global Studies students, We are happy to share with you the course catalogue of the summer term 2016. We hope you like the courses we compiled and wish you an exciting and intellectually challenging term! Following the wish expressed by your student’s representatives, we invited all lecturers to develop detailed syllabi of their courses and will publish them soon on our website and on Moodle. We hope that this will help you in your choice.
Please read the following instructions for the course registration carefully.
First year students have to choose two of the following four regional modules (two seminars each):
Module GS-0810: Regions in Globalisation: Africa and the Near East I Module GS-0820: Regions in Globalisation: The Americas I Module GS-0830: Regions in Globalisation: Asia and the Middle East I Module GS-0840: Regions in Globalisation: Europe I and have to attend the Colloquium plus Summer School (Module GS-0850).
Second year students have to attend two modules (one seminar each):
Module GS-1010: World Orders under the Global Condition Module GS-1020: Cultural Transfers under the Global Condition and the mandatory Colloquium II (Module GS-1030), in which the topics of the Master’s theses are presented. The Master’s theses (three bound copies and one electronic version) have to be submitted to the office 3.14 of the Global and European Studies Institute by 01 August 2016.
Most courses are supported by the online learning platform Moodle: https://moodle2.uni-leipzig.de/.
Links and passwords to the respective courses will be communicated to you by your lecturers.
The main examination form within the Master’s course ‚Global Studies – A European Perspective‛ is the essay. All essays have to be sent electronically to the respective lecturers and cc’ed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August 2016 (first study year). Students who will spend the third semester in Delhi or in Stellenbosch will be granted an extension for submission of the essays for the summer semester (until 31 January 2017).
Stephan Kaschner Programme Coordinator First Year – Global Studies GS-0810 Regions in Globalisation Processes: Africa and the Near East I S Ulf Engel: Respacing Africa: Regionalism S Ulf Engel/Gilad Ben-Nun: Peace and Security in Africa: Transitional Justice S Adam Jones: Debates on African History S Adam Jones: The Arts in Africa: Music S Steffi Marung: After empire or inventing new empires? The transformations of imperial space since the 19th century in global perspective
GS-0820 Regions in Globalisation Processes: The Americas I
S Crister Garrett: Cultures of Capitalism in a Transatlantic and Global Context S Crister Garrett: Constructing and Contesting Policy Communities in a Transatlantic and Global Context S Peter Gärtner: Entangled Histories: Inter-American Relations in a Globalized World S Peter Gärtner: BRICS as a Modern World System. New Rising Powers Against the West?
S Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez: New Orleans in Fiction S Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez: People on the Move – Borders, Nations, and Migrations S Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez: The Local and the Global – Literary Regionalism Revisited GS-0830 Regions in Globalisation Processes: Asia and the Middle East I S Gilad Ben-Nun: Law of International Organizations S Peter Gärtner: BRICS as a Modern World System. New Rising Powers Against the West?
S Megan Maruschke: Portals of Globalization. Examples from India BS Praveen Jha: Global Production Networks and Implications for Labour GS-0840 Regions in Globalisation Processes: Europe I S Johanna Wolf: ArbeiterInnen in Bewegung: Von der Herausbildung der europäischen ArbeiterInnenbewegung im 19. Jahrhundert bis zu den chinesischen Arbeitskämpfen der Gegenwart S Hartmut Elsenhans: Political Economy of European Integration S Stefan Troebst: „Europäische Identität durch Geschichte‚ – Chancen und Risiken eines EUProjekts L Holger Lengfeld: Social Integration in the EU S Steffi Marung: After empire or inventing new empires? The transformations of imperial space since the 19th century in global perspective S Wolfram von Scheliha: Transitional Justice before Transitional Justice GS-0850 Global Studies Colloquium I and Summer School Co Konstanze Loeke: Global Studies Career Perspectives Second Year – Global Studies GS-1010 World Orders under the Global Condition S Hartmut Elsenhans: Social Movements and Capitalism S Wolfram von Scheliha: Transitional Justice before Transitional Justice S Gilad Ben-Nun: Law of International Organizations BS Praveen Jha: Global Production Networks and Implications for Labour GS-1020 Cultural Transfers under the Global Condition LS Frank Hadler/Katja Naumann: Räume der Migration S Rafael Mrowczynski: Culture, Law and Society in Comparative Perspective S Eric Losang: A Picture of Globalization GS-1030 Global Studies Colloqium II Co Matthias Middell/Ulf Engel: Master’s Thesis Colloquium First Year – Global Studies GS-0810 Regions in Globalisation Processes: Africa and the Near East I Respacing Africa: Regionalism Seminar Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel (Institute for African Studies) Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 11.15 am – 12.45 pm, from 12 April until 9 June 2016 Place: Tuesday: GESI, Room 3.16 Thursday: GESI, Room 3.15 Examination: Essay Slots available: 8
The seminar takes a look at current debates about regional integration in Africa, new regionalisms and regionalisation with a view to political, economic and security projects of the AU, the RECs and other actors.
Fred Söderbaum 2016. Rethinking Regionalism. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
Peace and Security in Africa: Transitional Justice Seminar Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel and Dr. Gilad Ben-Nun (CAS) Time: Tuesday, 1.00 – 5.00 pm (4 academic hours each session), from 12 April until 24 May Place: GESI, Room 3.16 Examination: Essay Slots available: 5
The seminar aims at an analysis of a variety of transitional justice process after prolonged violent conflict in a comparative perspective – introducing case studies from Chile, Cambodia, Bosnia and a number of African countries (such as Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, and others).
UN HRC 2014. Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed. Wrongs of the Past: the Memorialization Challenge. UN doc. A/HRC/25/49, 23 January.
Debates on African History Seminar Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Adam Jones (Institute for African Studies) Time: Thursday, 09.15 – 10.45 am Place: GWZ, Room 2.215 Participation: Choice Examination: Essay
Our knowledge of Africa's past consists largely of ideas which are fiercely debated in academic circles.
The seminar will deal with recent discussions concerning Afrocentrism, the number of persons affected by the Atlantic slave trade, the history of begging, the Mfecane, the political economy of the Kalahari Desert, reasons for Africa's "underdevelopment", the significance of the occult, the weakness of precolonial states, human sacrifice, and world systems / globalisation.
The Arts in Africa: Music Seminar Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Adam Jones (Institute for African Studies) Time: Wednesday, 1.15– 2.45 pm Place: GWZ, Room 3.215 Participation: Choice Examination: Essay
The seminar deals with what is often – misleadingly – termed "traditional" music. It will discuss some differences between European and sub-Saharan African music, including certain aspects of instrumentation, rhythm and tone. It will locate music in its human context, dealing with the position of musicians in society, the role of dance and the significance of music for social identity. We will also look at the complex relationship between "African" and "world" music.
After empire or inventing new empires?
The transformations of imperial space since the 19th century in global perspective Seminar Lecturer: Dr. Steffi Marung (CAS) Time: Monday, 1.15 – 2.45 pm Double session (1.15 – 4.45 pm) on 18 April, 23 May, 30 May and 16 June 2016 Place: GESI, Room 3.16 Participation: Choice Examination: Essay