HØEK00017U  Identity Politics in contemporary Eastern Europe

Volume 2017/2018
Education

Curriculum for the BA-programme in East and South East European Studies with specialisations in Balkan Studies, Modern Greek Studies, Polish and Russian, the 2015 Curriculum

Curriculum for the BA-programme in East and South East European Studies with specialisations in Balkan Studies, Modern Greek Studies, Polish and Russian, the 2010 Curriculum

Curriculum for the elective studies in Eastern European Studies The 2007 Curriculum

Curriculum for Master´s Programme in Eastern European Studies The 2008 Curriculum

Content

Since the fall of communism and the collapse of several multinational federations in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the countries of this region have been searching for new ways of defining and legitimizing state constructions. Having abandoned the class-based ideology, most of these countries are now defining themselves as nation states with a liberal democratic political model and capitalist economy. Many of the formerly Communist countries are now members of the European Union, while others still aim for membership.

This course looks at ways in which the countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe have attempted to explain and justify their new state structures since the fall of the Berlin Wall. While this certainly has a strictly political dimension, the processes of building states and identities are also playing out in cultural politics and in fields of popular culture, such as music and sports competitions and other cultural events, and in history and memory politics.

Looking at these and other phenomena as expressions of ‘Identity politics’, we will explore how states and societies are explaining themselves across contemporary Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. We will compare different examples and look at particular challenges such as the crisis of the EU and refugees seeking help in Europe.

For students in Polish, Balkan and Russian studies, there will be two hours per week devoted to reading of relevant texts in Polish, BCS and Russian, on top of the 4-hour course

Learning Outcome

Balkanstudier - BA 2015-studieording:
Særligt studeret emne inden for Balkanstudier (fagelementkode HBAB00791E)

Balkanstudier - BA 2010-studieordning:
Tema 4a: Fordybelsesemne (fagelementkode HBAB01091E)

Polsk - BA 2015-studieordning:
Særligt studeret emne inden for Polsk (fagelementkode HPLB00791E)

Polsk - BA 2010-studieordning:
Tema 4a: Fordybelsesemne (fagelementkode HPLB01091E)

Polsk - KA 2008-studieordning:
Valgfag (fagelementkode HPLK03371E)
Emne A (fagelementkode HPLK03331E)

Russisk - BA 2015-studieordning:
Særligt studeret emne inden for Russisk (fagelementkode HRUB00791E)

Russisk - BA 2010-studieordning:
Tema 4a: Fordybelsesemne (fagelementkode HRUB01091E)
Tema 4b Valgfrit emne (fagelementkode HRUB01101E)

Russisk - KA 2008-studieordning:
Valgfag (fagelementkode HRUK03371E)

Østeuropastudier - BA tilvalg 2007-studieordning:
Valgfrit emne (fagelementkode HØEB10031E)

Østeuropastudier - KA 2008-studieordning:
Særligt studeret emne I (fagelementkode HØEK03211E)
Særligt studeret emne II (fagelementkode HØEK03231E)
Valgfag (fagelementkode HØEK03261E)

To be announced.

Lectures and seminars
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 356,5
  • Lectures
  • 56
  • Total
  • 412,5