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    Macalester College
  Nov 23, 2017
College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 370 - Political Sociology

What is the nature of power within society and how does it relate to the development of nation-states? This course explores the development and operation of nation-states, examining how civil society and state practices relate to each another. We examine how the system of nation-states came into existence and what contemporary developments mean for the future of nation-states. We consider the nature and consequences of both citizenship and nationalism, trying to understand how these relations between individuals and states have developed. We also examine contemporary developments that might change citizenship, such as how we should understand national citizenship given the development of international human rights.   Alternate years. (4 Credits)