23 August 2024
on course website
PPE: Globalisation, Populism, and Identity
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, with many blaming it for inequality, cultural marginalisation, and political disaffection.
In this wide-ranging course you will examine 'globalisation', exploring its origins and development, its features and criticisms, and its current manifestation as a world 'system' incorporating international commerce, NGOs, and the United Nations; you will look at 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; and you will investigate the development of identity consciousness in politics, from religious or ethnic nationalism to the politics of sexual identity. At this time of radical questioning of the premises and aims of 'globalisation', this course will engage with ethical and theoretical constructs to help us understand better the different dynamics we are examining. It is the perfect course for students seeking to understand some of the most significant political phenomena of our time.
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) is a combined interdisciplinary area of study which has been taught at the University of Oxford since the early 20th century to equip students with the breadth of expertise required to understand and influence the world around us.
This course would suit students in Social Sciences and the Humanities, especially those with a background in Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development Studies, Human Geography, or International Relations.
By the end of 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 assess critically contemporary philosophical and political engagements with the concept of personal identity.
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.
GBP 3980: 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.
on course website