Barcelona, Spain

Political Racism and the Case of Brexit

when 28 June 2022 - 29 June 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 195

This course will discuss the arguments of Martin Shaw's new book Political Racism: Brexit and Its Aftermath. The first session will deal with racism as a social-scientific concept, the transformations in the understanding of it in the twentieth century, the concept of political racism and its modalities (strategic, popular, policy etc.), the role of political racism in the contemporary far right, nativism and 'selective racism'. The second session will apply this perspective to the case of Brexit and its aftermath, discussing the historical role of political racism in the UK, racism and Brexit ideology, political racism in the mobilisations for Brexit and the 2016 referendum, and its consequences for the form of Brexit which resulted, and for the rise and evolution of the Johnson regime in the UK.

Course leader

Martin Shaw (IBEI-University of Sussex- University of Roehampton)

Target group

The IBEI Summer School in Global Politics, Development and Security is a program designed for graduate students and all those who have an interest in advanced knowledge of international security, international development and global politics issues. The objective is to offer different short courses on significant topics, taught by scholars and experts of international prestige. The School will enable participants to broadly discuss current developments in world politics in the light of core social-science and IR theories and perspectives. The format will be online or hybrid (face to face and online). Optionally, students may ask for an assessment in order to be able to obtain ECTS credits, provided they are recognized by their university.

Course aim

This course will discuss the arguments of Martin Shaw's new book Political Racism: Brexit and Its Aftermath. The first session will deal with racism as a social-scientific concept, the transformations in the understanding of it in the twentieth century, the concept of political racism and its modalities (strategic, popular, policy etc.), the role of political racism in the contemporary far right, nativism and 'selective racism'. The second session will apply this perspective to the case of Brexit and its aftermath, discussing the historical role of political racism in the UK, racism and Brexit ideology, political racism in the mobilisations for Brexit and the 2016 referendum, and its consequences for the form of Brexit which resulted, and for the rise and evolution of the Johnson regime in the UK.

Credits info

1 EC
Participants have the opportunity to gain ECTS credits if they are recognized by their universities.

6 hour course: 1 credit = Complete the course + daily assignments / project work

Fee info

EUR 195: Fee for Students. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 9 June 2022
EUR 280: Fee for Professionals/Researchers. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 9 June 2022

Scholarships

A number of scholarships to cover full or half course fees will be available. In addition to the application requirements, to apply for a scholarship, interested persons must send until 20th May 2022, a letter of interest, CV, and a recommendation letter