Masters Programs in Political Science in Ireland 2020
Political science provides individuals with an understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial processes that are used to govern a country or society. Their impact on the economic and social structure is also examined.
Top Master Programs in Political Science in Ireland 2020
This course critically examines the techniques used by states to manage population movement and conflict, their social and cultural impact and the responses they elicit.
This course critically examines the techniques used by states to manage population movement and conflict, their social and cultural impact and the responses they elicit. It is unique in the way it applies race-critical, cultural and postcolonial theories to racialization, population movement, conflict and peace-making. It is designed for people who work or wish to work in any of these fields, and/or who are thinking of PhD research. There is a focus on Ireland, Europe (including the Balkans), the US and the Middle East.
The course has three components:
Three core modules: race-critical theory, research methods, and colonialism, conflict and liberal intervention.
Optional modules covering topics such as ethnic cleansing and forced migration; ethnicity and social policy; human rights and international issues; gender, race and conflict; migration and the European labour market; migration and education; representation and resistance; social movements and international solidarity. (Topics can vary from year to year).
A 20,000-word dissertation researched and written under the supervision of a member of staff with relevant expertise.
International Peace Studies examines the sources of war and armed conflict and suggests methods of preventing and resolving them through processes of peacemaking and peac
International Peace Studies examines the sources of war and armed conflict and suggests methods of preventing and resolving them through processes of peacemaking and peacebuilding. The course combines perspectives from international relations, ethics and conflict resolution to reflect critically on the wide range of social, political and economic issues associated with peace and political violence. There is also the option to participate in various field trips in Ireland and abroad.
Students are required to take the two core modules as well as four others from the list of optional modules. A sufficient number of optional modules must be taken to fulfil credit requirements.