Oxford, United Kingdom

PPE: Globalisation, Populism, and Identity

when 25 June 2023 - 15 July 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 3725

While the world has been moving increasingly towards greater inter-connectivity through trade, infrastructure, communications, and migration, criticism of ‘globalisation’ has been growing ever louder. This wide-ranging course explores the process of globalisation, its macroeconomic implications, and the role of international organisations such as the United Nations. You will examine some of the responses to globalisation, from populist political movements like Brexit and Trumpism to diverse transnational social movements such as Black Lives Matter and the Arab Spring of 2011. In so doing, the programme will engage with ethical and theoretical constructs to help us to understand better the thinking behind the differing dynamics we are examining. This course is perfect for students seeking to understand some of the most significant political phenomena of our time.

Target group

This course would suit Social Sciences and Humanities students, especially those with a background in Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development Studies, Human Geography, or International Relations.

Course aim

After studying this course you will:
• Develop knowledge and understanding of the economic processes and impacts of globalisation.
• Develop understanding of populist political movements around the world, and develop country-specific knowledge of select populist parties or movements.
• Be able to critically assess contemporary philosophical and political engagements with the concept of personal identity.

Credits info

7.5 EC
LMH Summer Programmes are designed to be eligible for credit, and we recommend the award of 7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 15 CATS for this course.

Fee info

GBP 3725: This includes:
• All tuition, including lectures, seminars, and tutorials.
• Assessment, transcript of academic performance, and certificate.
• A co-curricular programme of skills workshops and guest speakers.
• Access to the Lady Margaret Hall College Library.
• Bed & Breakfast accommodation throughout your programme.
• Lunch and dinner in the College Dining Hall Monday to Friday.
• A full Social & Cultural Programme, including two excursions to other English cities per three-week programme session.
• A high-quality printed class photograph.
• Formal Graduation banquet.