630017 :History of Government and Public Institutions

Algemeen

Voertaal Engels
Werkvorm: Lectures (Geen informatie over collegetijden bekend)
Tentamenvorm: Written exam (Geen informatie over tentamendata bekend)
Niveau:Bachelor
Studielast:6 ECTS credits
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Docent(en)

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I. Van Hulle (Coordinator)

prof. dr. R.C.H. Lesaffer

dr. N. Karsten MSc.MA.


Doel van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

After having followed this course, the students will have gained knowledge and understanding of

  • the historical development of the modern state, and in particular the nation-state, in Europe and the West, its expansion to other parts of the world and processes of resistance, appropriation and transformation;
  • recent changes in the global order as a consequence of globalization and the relative decline of the state as the dominant institution of that order;
  • major competing types of polities from global history from the Middle Ages onward;
  • of the major functions and institutions of government of states and competing types of polities in history from the Middle Ages onward;
  • of the major political and legal principles, and their historical and intellectual provenance, that have sustained these.


Inhoud van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

This course discusses the historical development of the current global order, its major institutions and leading political and legal principles. It does so by focusing on a few major themes. These are, 1) the challenge of providing peace and security for expanding territories and groups of peoples, 2) the management of power and economic relations within polities, 3) the protection of the governed against central power. These themes are approached through the lenses of institutional history, constitutional history and the history of political thought. After a brief introduction into the medieval and Renaissance origins of the modern state, the courses focuses on the period of the emergence, global expansion and relative decline of the nation-state. Special attention is given to the expansion of European and Western institutions to other parts of the world, and processes of resistance, appropriation and transformation.


Verplicht voor

  • Public Governance ( 2017 )

(25-jul-2017)