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Approaches to Political Science, 15 Credits

Swedish name: Statsvetenskapliga analysinriktningar

This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-03 and until further notice

Course code: 2SV036

Credit points: 15

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Political Science: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail

Responsible department: Department of Political Science

Revised by: Head of Department of Political Science, 2018-05-29

Contents

The aim is to deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding of current theoretical approaches in political science. The course will contribute both to a broad knowledge of theories in the field of political science and to individual specialization. Different theoretical approaches will be studied as well as their empirical application. Particular emphasis is placed on comparing approaches and on their commensurability with each other. The course encourages a critical and problematizing approach to theory.

The course literature consists of basic reading and literature on each of the theoretical approaches that are selected at the beginning of the course. For each such approach, the literature consists of (1) a book that introduces the approach (2) an article, book chapter or thesis that demonstrates how the approach can be empirically applied and (3) an article or book chapter that critically examines the approach.

Expected learning outcomes

In order to pass this course the student should, as far as knowledge and understanding are concerned, be able to:
  • in a critical and initiated way account for the main theoretical approaches that are used in contemporary political science
  • have advanced knowledge in one or several theoretical approaches in political science with particular relevance for the student’s own research area
  • be able to take a critical stance to both established and new theoretical approaches
In order to pass this course the student should, as far as skills and abilities are concerned, be able to:
  • present theories in a clear and convincing way
  • be able to critically discuss another student’s theory paper and place others’ research in a broader theoretical perspective

Required Knowledge

Political Science, 90 credits or Peace and Conflict Studies, 90 credits including an individual thesis of 15 credits, or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish Upper Secondary course English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Form of instruction

The course consists of six sections. Each section is devoted to a particular theoretical approach. Three of these – Institutionalism, Rational Choice and Post-Structuralism – are compulsory. The remaining three are selected at the beginning of the course by the students together with the lecturer. Examples of approaches that may be relevant are behaviourism, critical realism, feminism, Marxism and green political theory. Each section consists of a presentation and a seminar. One or several students are in charge of the section, providing both the presentation and chairing the seminar. Guest researchers may be used as a complement. Comparisons are made successively during the course. Each student writes an individual theory paper that is examined during a final seminar, in which one other student act as discussant.

Examination modes

Attendance at the presentations and seminars is compulsory and active participation is expected.

The course is examined by a combination of the following modes, and with the weights indicated in parenthesis: The theory paper (60 %), a written hand-in paper (15 %), the oral presentation (15 %) and opposition during the final examination paper seminar (10 %).  In order to pass the whole course, all modes of examination have to be passed. The final grade - Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with distinction (VG) – is based on the combined results of these examination modes.

The theory paper (8-10 pages, spacing 1.5) consists of a discussion of how the student’s intended Magister or Master’s thesis is related to a particular theoretical approach and how its problem and design would be altered if two of the other approaches that were presented during the course had been chosen instead.

The hand-in paper (5 pages, spacing 1.5) is a comparative evaluation of three doctoral theses, of the student’s own choice, that are using the same theoretical approach.

General rules with regard to examination
A student who does not meet the requirements to pass an examination can, if decided by the course instructor, be given a complementary assignment to reach the requirements to pass the examination. The complementary assignment can be individually modified to the specific requirements that the student has failed to reach, but the assignment must be of corresponding proportion to the original examination.
 
Ordinarily, the complementary assignment is given at the end of the course or when the grades at the original examination is announced. When the student has been given the complementary assignment, he/she should finish the assignment within ten days (not including weekends and holidays). If the student fail to finish the assignment within the required time, a new complementary assignment can only be given the next time the course is arranged, or during the two weeks of re-take exams the Department arranges every year during week 34 and 35.
 
If it is not possible to do complementary assignments (if so, it is stated next to each individual examination above), the student is required to do a re-take exam. The first re-take exam should be given two months after the original examination, at the latest, but no sooner than ten days after the grade on the original examination has been given (not including weekends and holidays). If the examination is given during May or June, the first re-take exam should be given no later than three months after the original examination. Two weeks of re-take exams are also arranged every year, which means complementary assignments are treated during this time independently of when the course was given. These weeks are arranged during week 34 and 35.
 
Students who fail an examination may retake that examination. A student has the right to request a new examiner if he/she fails two sub-course examinations (i.e. an examination and a re-take). In such cases students should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (Studierektor). Examination in accordance with the same syllabus as during the original examination can be guaranteed for up to two years after the student’s first registration.

The appointed examiner may decide to use other forms of examination if required by particular circumstances.

Credit Transfer
Students who wish to transfer credits from other Departments or universities (Swedish or foreign) should do so in accordance to the Principal's decision “Tillgodoräknandeordning vid Umeå universitet (Dnr. 545-3317-02)”.

The application must be submitted in written form. The request should specify which module or course the request applies to. An official transcript should also be submitted. The transcript must include the following information: where and when the course was given, the discipline and level of the course, total course credits and grade received. A syllabus describing the course and a list of required readings should be submitted with the request. Where applicable, written research papers should also be submitted.
 
Upon completion of this course, the credits can be transferred to a selective course. However it is always the responsible Department or program that determines the possibility for credit transfers and the extent of the credit transfer. The student should therefore always contact the responsible Department or program before submitting an application for credit transfers.

Other regulations

At the end of the course, the student has the opportunity to make a written and anonymous evaluation of the course. During the course, student councils (kursråd) with an evaluative purpose are held and the students are also given the opportunity to provide anonymous comments in digital form.

Literature

  • Valid from: 2019 week 36

    Core Reading

    Hay Colin
    Political analysis : a critical introduction
    Basingstoke : Palgrave : 2002 : xiii, 314 s. :
    ISBN: 0-333-75002-0 (inb.)
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Doing political science and international relations : theories in action
    Savigny Heather., Marsden Lee.
    Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : 2011. : xiv, 321 s. :
    ISBN: 0-230-24586-2 ¹65.00
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Theory and methods in political science
    Lowndes Vivien, Marsh David, Stoker Gerry
    Fourth edition : London : Palgrave : 2018 : 391 sidor :
    ISBN: 978-1-137-60351-7
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Reflexive methodology : new vistas for qualitative research
    Alvesson Mats, Sköldberg Kaj
    Third edition : Los Angeles : Sage : 2018 : xii, 437 sidor :
    ISBN: 9781473964242
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Literature on compulsory analytical approaches

    For each approach, the expected reading consists of a major book, a critical examination and an empirical application.

    Institutionalism

    Why institutions matter : the new institutionalism in political science
    Lowndes Vivien, Roberts Mark
    Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan : 2013. : x, 236 pages :
    ISBN: 978-0-333-92955-1
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Van Hees M.
    Explaining institutions: a defence of reductionism
    Included in:
    European journal of political research [Elektronisk resurs]
    Oxford : Blackwell : 1997- : 32 : pages 51-69 :
    Mandatory

    Nilsson Jens
    Local Political Decision-Making: A Case of Rationality of Appropriateness
    Included in:
    Local government studies [Elektronisk resurs].
    London : Taylor & Francis : 2001- : 41 : pages 917-936 :
    Mandatory

    Christensen Tom
    Organization theory and the public sector
    London : Routledge : 2007 : xv, 191 p. :
    ISBN: 9780415433808
    Search the University Library catalogue

    The new Institutionalism: organizational factors in political life
    March J. G., Olsen J. P.
    Included in:
    The American political science review[Elektronisk resurs]
    [Washington, D.C., etc.] : American Political Science Association. : 78 : pages 734-749 :

    What logics drive the choices of public decision-makers? [Elektronisk resurs]
    Nilsson Jens, Lundmark Carina, Sandström Annica
    Luleå : Luleå tekniska universitet : 2018 :
    http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66964
    ISBN: 978-91-7790-020-7
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Peters B. Guy.
    Institutional theory in political science : the new institutionalism
    Fourth edition. : Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub. : [2019] : xii, 293 pages :
    ISBN: 9781786437921
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Poststructuralism and Social Constructivism

    Belsey Catherine
    Poststructuralism : a very short introduction
    New York : Oxford University Press : 2002 : 117 s. :
    ISBN: 0-19-280180-5
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Fleetwood Steve
    Ontology in Organization and Managements Studies: A Critical Realist Perspective
    Included in:
    Organization [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Sage : 1999- : 12 : pages 197-222 :
    Mandatory

    Cole Mike
    Might it be in the practice that it fails to succeed? A Marxist critique of claims for postmodernism and poststructuralism as forces for social change and social justice
    Included in:
    British journal of sociology of education [Elektronisk resurs].
    London : Taylor & Francis : 1999- : 24 : pages 487-500 :
    Mandatory

    Callinicos Alex
    Against postmodernism : a marxist critique
    Cambridge : Polity : 1989 : 207 s. :
    ISBN: 0-7456-0613-X
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Müller Martin
    Lack and jouissance in hegemonic discourse of identification with the state
    Included in:
    Organization [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Sage : 1999- : 20 : pages 279–298 :

    Selby Jan
    Engaging Foucault: Discourse, Liberal Governance and the Limits of Foucauldian IR
    Included in:
    International relations [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Sage : 2001- : 21 :

    Discourse analysis as theory and method
    Winther Jørgensen Marianne, Phillips Louise
    London : Sage : 2002 : 229 s. :
    ISBN: 0761971114
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Rational Choice

    Hindmoor Andrew
    Rational Choice
    Basingstoke : Palgrave : 2006 :
    Mandatory

    Pathologies of rational choice theory : a critique of applications in political science
    Green Donald P., Shapiro Ian
    New Haven : Yale University Press : cop. 1994 : xi, 239 s. :
    ISBN: 0-300-05914-0
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Explaining modes of participation: a dynamic test of alternative rational choice models
    Bäck Hanna, Teorell Jan, Westholm Anders
    Included in:
    Scandinavian political studies [Elektronisk resurs]
    Oxford : Blackwell : 1998- : 34 : pages 74-97 :
    Mandatory

    Laver Michael
    Private desires, political action [Elektronisk resurs] : an invitation to the politics of rational choice
    London : SAGE : 1997 : PDF (163 s.) :
    ISBN: 978-1-4462-1704-7
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Olson Mancur
    The logic of collective action : public goods and the theory of groups
    7th pr. : Cambridge : Harvard University Press : 1977 : x, [2], 186 s. :
    ISBN: 0-674-53700-0
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Eriksson Lina.
    Rational choice theory : potential and limits
    Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : 2011. : 284 s. :
    ISBN: 0230545084
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Gilboa Itzhak
    Rational choice
    Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press : 2010 : xviii, 158 p. :
    ISBN: 9780262014007
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Literature on selected analytical approaches

    At the beginning of the course, the students and the lecturer select three additional approaches for further study.

    Feminism

    Budgeon Shelley
    The Contradictions of Successful Femininity: third-Wave Feminism, Postfeminism and ‘New’ Femininities
    Included in:
    New femininities
    Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan : 2011 : xxi, 336 p. :
    Mandatory

    Donovan Josephine
    Feminist theory : the intellectual traditions
    4. ed., rev. and expanded. : New York : Continuum : 2012. : xvi, 287 p. :
    ISBN: 978-1-4411-6830-6
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Regional development policies and the constructions of gender equality: the Swedish case
    Hudson C, Rönnblom M.
    Included in:
    European journal of political research [Elektronisk resurs]
    Oxford : Blackwell : 1997- : 46 : pages 47-68 :
    Mandatory

    Dietz Mary G.
    Current Controversies in Feminist Theory
    Included in:
    Annual review of political science.
    Palo Alto, Calif. : Annual Reviews Inc. : Vol. 1(1998)- : 6 : pages 399-431 :

    Evans Mary
    The SAGE handbook of feminist theory
    London : SAGE Publications : 2014 : 650 p. :
    ISBN: 9781446252413
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Mohanty Chandra Talpade
    Under western eyes. Feminist scholarship and colonial discourses.
    Included in:
    Feminist review.
    London,c 1979- : 1979- : pages 61-88 :

    Green Political Theory

    Political theory and the ecological challenge
    Dobson Andrew, Eckersley Robyn
    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press : 2006 : 262 s. :
    http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip067/2006001738.html
    ISBN: 0-521-54698-2
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Robinson J.
    Squaring the Circle? Some Thoughts on the Idea of Sustainable Development
    Included in:
    Ecological economics
    Amsterdam : Elsevier : 1989- : 48 : pages 369-384 :
    Mandatory

    Green political theory in a climate-changed world: between innovation and restraint
    Symons Jonathan, Karlsson Rasmus
    Included in:
    Environmental politics [Elektronisk resurs].
    London : Taylor & Francis : 2001- : 24 : pages 173-192 :
    Mandatory

    Dobson Andrew
    Green political thought
    4. ed. : London : Routledge : 2007 : xi, 225 s. :
    ISBN: 0-415-40352-9
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Carter Neil
    The politics of the environment : ideas, activism, policy
    2. ed. : Cambridge ;a New York : Cambridge University Press : 2007 : xxi, 410 s. :
    ISBN: 978-0-521-68745-4 (pbk.)
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Critical Realism

    Danermark Berth
    Explaining society : critical realism in the social sciences
    London : Routledge : 2002 : 221 s. :
    ISBN: 041522182X
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Fletcher Amber, J.
    Applying Critical Realism in Qualitative Research: Methodology Meets Method
    Included in:
    International journal of social research methodology [Elektronisk resurs].
    London : Taylor & Francis : 1999- : 20 : pages 181-194 :
    Mandatory

    Kurki M.
    Critical realism and causal analysis in international relations
    Included in:
    Millennium [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Millennium Publ. Group : 1971- : 35 : pages 361-378 :
    Mandatory

    Archer Margaret Scotford
    Realist social theory : the morphogenetic approach
    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press : 1995 : 354 s. :
    ISBN: 0-521-48176-7
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Tourish Dennis
    ’Evidence Based Management’, or ‘Evidence Oriented Organizing’? A critical realist perspective
    Included in:
    Organization [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Sage : 1999- : 20 : pages 173-192 :
    Mandatory

    Marxism

    Marxism and social science
    Gamble Andrew, Marsh David, Tant Tony
    Basingstoke : Macmillan : 1999 : 381 s. :
    ISBN: 0-333-65595-8
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Burnham Peter
    Class, capital and crisis. A return to fundamentals
    Included in:
    Political studies review [Elektronisk resurs]
    Oxford : Blackwell : 2003- : 8 : pages 27-39 :
    Mandatory

    Pearce Carol
    A critique of Marxism-Leninism as theory and praxis
    Included in:
    Review of African political economy [Elektronisk resurs]
    19uu- : pages 102-114 :
    Mandatory

    The new 'hidden abode': reflections on value and labour in the new economy
    Böhm Steffen, Land Chris
    Included in:
    Sociological review (Oxford) [Elektronisk resurs]
    Oxford : Blackwell : 1997- : 60 : pages 217-240 :

    Creaven Sean
    Marxism and realism : a materialistic application of realism in the social sciences
    London : Routledge : 2000 : 325 s. :
    ISBN: 0-415-23622-3
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Post-Colonialsm

    Loomba Ania
    Colonialism/postcolonialism
    Third edition. : 2015 : 304 pages :
    ISBN: 1138807184
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Postcolonialism, feminism, and religious discourse
    Donaldson Laura E, Kwok Pui-lan
    New York : Routledge : 2002 : 219 s. :
    ISBN: 0-415-92887-7 (inb.)
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Rattansi Ali
    Postcolonialism and Its Discontents
    Included in:
    Economy and society [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Routledge : 2000- : 26 : pages 480-800 :
    Mandatory

    Reimerson Elsa
    Between nature and culture: Exploring space for indigenous agency in the Convention on Biological Diversity
    Included in:
    Environmental politics [Elektronisk resurs].
    London : Taylor & Francis : 2001- : 22 : pages 992-1009 :
    Mandatory

    Orientalism
    Said Edward W., Sjöström Hans O.
    [Ny utg.] : Stockholm : Ordfront : 2000 : 517 s. :
    ISBN: 91-7324-794-4
    Search the University Library catalogue

  • Valid from: 2018 week 37

    Core Reading

    Hay Colin
    Political analysis : a critical introduction
    Basingstoke : Palgrave : 2002 : xiii, 314 s. :
    ISBN: 0-333-75002-0 (inb.)
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Doing political science and international relations : theories in action
    Savigny Heather., Marsden Lee.
    Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : 2011. : xiv, 321 s. :
    ISBN: 0-230-24586-2 ¹65.00
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Theory and methods in political science
    Lowndes Vivien, Marsh David, Stoker Gerry
    Fourth edition : London : Palgrave : 2018 : 391 sidor :
    ISBN: 978-1-137-60351-7
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Literature on compulsory analytical approaches

    For each approach, the expected reading consists of a major book, a critical examination and an empirical application.

    Institutionalism

    Why institutions matter : the new institutionalism in political science
    Lowndes Vivien, Roberts Mark
    Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan : 2013. : x, 236 pages :
    ISBN: 978-0-333-92955-1
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Van Hees M.
    Explaining institutions: a defence of reductionism
    Included in:
    European journal of political research [Elektronisk resurs]
    Oxford : Blackwell : 1997- : 32 : pages 51-69 :
    Mandatory

    Nilsson Jens
    Local Political Decision-Making: A Case of Rationality of Appropriateness
    Included in:
    Local government studies [Elektronisk resurs].
    London : Taylor & Francis : 2001- : 41 : pages 917-936 :
    Mandatory

    Christensen Tom
    Organization theory and the public sector
    London : Routledge : 2007 : xv, 191 p. :
    ISBN: 9780415433808
    Search the University Library catalogue

    The new Institutionalism: organizational factors in political life
    March J. G., Olsen J. P.
    Included in:
    The American political science review[Elektronisk resurs]
    [Washington, D.C., etc.] : American Political Science Association. : 78 : pages 734-749 :

    What logics drive the choices of public decision-makers? [Elektronisk resurs]
    Nilsson Jens, Lundmark Carina, Sandström Annica
    Luleå : Luleå tekniska universitet : 2018 :
    http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66964
    ISBN: 978-91-7790-020-7
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Peters B. Guy
    Institutional theory in political science : the new institutionalism
    3., [rev.] ed. : London : Continuum : 2012 : 222 s. :
    ISBN: 9781441192868 (hbk.)
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Poststructuralism and Social Constructivism

    Belsey Catherine
    Poststructuralism : a very short introduction
    New York : Oxford University Press : 2002 : 117 s. :
    ISBN: 0-19-280180-5
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Fleetwood Steve
    Ontology in Organization and Managements Studies: A Critical Realist Perspective
    Included in:
    Organization [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Sage : 1999- : 12 : pages 197-222 :
    Mandatory

    Cole Mike
    Might it be in the practice that it fails to succeed? A Marxist critique of claims for postmodernism and poststructuralism as forces for social change and social justice
    Included in:
    British journal of sociology of education [Elektronisk resurs].
    London : Taylor & Francis : 1999- : 24 : pages 487-500 :
    Mandatory

    Callinicos Alex
    Against postmodernism : a marxist critique
    Cambridge : Polity : 1989 : 207 s. :
    ISBN: 0-7456-0613-X
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Müller Martin
    Lack and jouissance in hegemonic discourse of identification with the state
    Included in:
    Organization [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Sage : 1999- : 20 : pages 279–298 :

    Selby Jan
    Engaging Foucault: Discourse, Liberal Governance and the Limits of Foucauldian IR
    Included in:
    International relations [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Sage : 2001- : 21 :

    Discourse analysis as theory and method
    Winther Jørgensen Marianne, Phillips Louise
    London : Sage : 2002 : 229 s. :
    ISBN: 0761971114
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Rational Choice

    Hindmoor Andrew
    Rational Choice
    Basingstoke : Palgrave : 2006 :
    Mandatory

    Pathologies of rational choice theory : a critique of applications in political science
    Green Donald P., Shapiro Ian
    New Haven : Yale University Press : cop. 1994 : xi, 239 s. :
    ISBN: 0-300-05914-0
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Explaining modes of participation: a dynamic test of alternative rational choice models
    Bäck Hanna, Teorell Jan, Westholm Anders
    Included in:
    Scandinavian political studies [Elektronisk resurs]
    Oxford : Blackwell : 1998- : 34 : pages 74-97 :
    Mandatory

    Laver Michael
    Private desires, political action [Elektronisk resurs] : an invitation to the politics of rational choice
    London : SAGE : 1997 : PDF (163 s.) :
    ISBN: 978-1-4462-1704-7
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Olson Mancur
    The logic of collective action : public goods and the theory of groups
    7th pr. : Cambridge : Harvard University Press : 1977 : x, [2], 186 s. :
    ISBN: 0-674-53700-0
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Eriksson Lina.
    Rational choice theory : potential and limits
    Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : 2011. : 284 s. :
    ISBN: 0230545084
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Gilboa Itzhak
    Rational choice
    Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press : 2010 : xviii, 158 p. :
    ISBN: 9780262014007
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Literature on selected analytical approaches

    At the beginning of the course, the students and the lecturer select three additional approaches for further study.

    Feminism

    Budgeon Shelley
    The Contradictions of Successful Femininity: third-Wave Feminism, Postfeminism and ‘New’ Femininities
    Included in:
    New femininities
    Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan : 2011 : xxi, 336 p. :
    Mandatory

    Donovan Josephine
    Feminist theory : the intellectual traditions
    4. ed., rev. and expanded. : New York : Continuum : 2012. : xvi, 287 p. :
    ISBN: 978-1-4411-6830-6
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Regional development policies and the constructions of gender equality: the Swedish case
    Hudson C, Rönnblom M.
    Included in:
    European journal of political research [Elektronisk resurs]
    Oxford : Blackwell : 1997- : 46 : pages 47-68 :
    Mandatory

    Dietz Mary G.
    Current Controversies in Feminist Theory
    Included in:
    Annual review of political science.
    Palo Alto, Calif. : Annual Reviews Inc. : Vol. 1(1998)- : 6 : pages 399-431 :

    Evans Mary
    The SAGE handbook of feminist theory
    London : SAGE Publications : 2014 : 650 p. :
    ISBN: 9781446252413
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Mohanty Chandra Talpade
    Under western eyes. Feminist scholarship and colonial discourses.
    Included in:
    Feminist review.
    London,c 1979- : 1979- : pages 61-88 :

    Green Political Theory

    Political theory and the ecological challenge
    Dobson Andrew, Eckersley Robyn
    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press : 2006 : 262 s. :
    http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip067/2006001738.html
    ISBN: 0-521-54698-2
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Robinson J.
    Squaring the Circle? Some Thoughts on the Idea of Sustainable Development
    Included in:
    Ecological economics
    Amsterdam : Elsevier : 1989- : 48 : pages 369-384 :
    Mandatory

    Green political theory in a climate-changed world: between innovation and restraint
    Symons Jonathan, Karlsson Rasmus
    Included in:
    Environmental politics [Elektronisk resurs].
    London : Taylor & Francis : 2001- : 24 : pages 173-192 :
    Mandatory

    Dobson Andrew
    Green political thought
    4. ed. : London : Routledge : 2007 : xi, 225 s. :
    ISBN: 0-415-40352-9
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Critical Realism

    Danermark Berth
    Explaining society : critical realism in the social sciences
    London : Routledge : 2002 : 221 s. :
    ISBN: 041522182X
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Kurki M.
    Critical realism and causal analysis in international relations
    Included in:
    Millennium [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Millennium Publ. Group : 1971- : 35 : pages 361-378 :
    Mandatory

    Tourish Dennis
    ’Evidence Based Management’, or ‘Evidence Oriented Organizing’? A critical realist perspective
    Included in:
    Organization [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Sage : 1999- : 20 : pages 173-192 :
    Mandatory

    Archer Margaret Scotford
    Realist social theory : the morphogenetic approach
    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press : 1995 : 354 s. :
    ISBN: 0-521-48176-7
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Marxism

    Marxism and social science
    Gamble Andrew, Marsh David, Tant Tony
    Basingstoke : Macmillan : 1999 : 381 s. :
    ISBN: 0-333-65595-8
    Mandatory
    Search the University Library catalogue

    Burnham Peter
    Class, capital and crisis. A return to fundamentals
    Included in:
    Political studies review [Elektronisk resurs]
    Oxford : Blackwell : 2003- : 8 : pages 27-39 :
    Mandatory

    Pearce Carol
    A critique of Marxism-Leninism as theory and praxis
    Included in:
    Review of African political economy [Elektronisk resurs]
    19uu- : pages 102-114 :
    Mandatory

    The new 'hidden abode': reflections on value and labour in the new economy
    Böhm Steffen, Land Chris
    Included in:
    Sociological review (Oxford) [Elektronisk resurs]
    Oxford : Blackwell : 1997- : 60 : pages 217-240 :

    Creaven Sean
    Marxism and realism : a materialistic application of realism in the social sciences
    London : Routledge : 2000 : 325 s. :
    ISBN: 0-415-23622-3
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    Post-Colonialsm

    Loomba Ania
    Colonialism/postcolonialism
    Third edition. : 2015 : 304 pages :
    ISBN: 1138807184
    Mandatory
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    Postcolonialism, feminism, and religious discourse
    Donaldson Laura E, Kwok Pui-lan
    New York : Routledge : 2002 : 219 s. :
    ISBN: 0-415-92887-7 (inb.)
    Mandatory
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    Rattansi Ali
    Postcolonialism and Its Discontents
    Included in:
    Economy and society [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : Routledge : 2000- : 26 : pages 480-800 :
    Mandatory

    Orientalism
    Said Edward W., Sjöström Hans O.
    [Ny utg.] : Stockholm : Ordfront : 2000 : 517 s. :
    ISBN: 91-7324-794-4
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