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The major objective of this course is to familiarize the students with social and political dynamics of the formation of the modern state in the West European context. The course seeks to provide the students with substantive knowledge on the liberal and Marxist debates regarding the modern state.
Social and political dynamics of formation of the modern state in the West European context. The nature and origins. The structure and functions. Historical evolution of modern state in France, Germany and Britain: the continuities and changes -.Theoretical approaches and debates: Liberal and Marxist perspectives on modern state. Views on the future its development. Issues of sovereignty, democracy, citizenship and nation state.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Describe the historical evolution of modern state in West European context.
2. Demonstrate knowledge on liberal and Marxist theoretical perspectives on modern state.
3. Compare and contrast the social and political dynamics of the formation of modern state in French, German and British cases.
4. Compare and contrast the conceptual and methodological tools employed in the analysis of modern state in anthropology, sociology and political science.
5. Communicate effectively in writing and speech.
6. Develop complex argumentation skills in speech and writing.