African Political Culture

Researchers in this cluster pay particular attention not just to the material circumstances and institutional frameworks that shape political experience and opportunity, but also to the languages and ideologies of politics and class. Robin is a leading expert on human rights, contemporary conflict and humanitarian intervention. Robin’s latest book on the international Responsibility to Protect civilians includes analysis of international responses to human rights violations in Libya, Yemen and Syria. He teaches on human rights, humanitarian intervention, and on the links between conflict, security and development. Through a case study of Britain in the counter-cultural period of 1968–74, you will explore conflicts involving questions of ‘race’, national identity, gender, class and youth. Focusing on the distinction between lived cultures and cultural texts, you will relate the practices and values of everyday life to the workings of ideology within narrative forms including girls’ magazines, a novel by Angela Carter and a James Bond film.

Like all universities we are followinggovernment guidance and we are monitoring the pandemic very closely. Should Public Health advise it we have robust plans in place for additional safety measures to be introduced to enable everyone to continue learning on campus, and, as a last resort, for students to continue their learning remotely. Dr Anita Rupprecht’s interdisciplinary teaching and research interests relate to the global histories and legacies of transatlantic enslavement, resistance, piracy and Empire. She is also interested in the politics of cultural memory, reparative justice and colonial and postcolonial Caribbean literatures.

This paradox of hereditary recruitment and ability to act democratically is a specific feature of modern African politics. The panel will discuss data on chiefs’s contribution to democratic political culture in various African countries. Is it possible to assume that a kind of new indirect rule could emerge in Africa, in which African chiefdoms balance imported neo-colonial statehood?

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First, demand-side theories that focus on underlying socioeconomic changes to explain changes in the were used to analyse the changes in the reasons for political participation and the changes in the political socialization process. Second, intermediary-side theories that emphasise the role of media were used to examine the changes in the attitudes towards the media and the experience of latent political participation. Finally, supply-side theories that focus on the supply of politics and governance were used to explain the changes in the other elements of political culture. Even if political actors try to align their political efforts because they think they share a common goal, they will adapt a global ideology to local political circumstances in order to convince the local electorate.

The principal architects of this order are local politicians of the Awlad ‘Ali tribal federation. My understanding of local politicians refers to political ideas and practices that are directly related to and embedded in a concrete place like a village, town, or region, or a specific social group. At the same time, these local politicians might be interconnected with practices and discourses that go beyond the local arena into centers and cities across state borders and sovereignties and even into global political currents. The politicians are located at the interfaces of the local, the national and transnational political fields. The political practices in the borderland are based on a substantial historical depth of experience that often comprises several generations and thus goes beyond the lifespan of postcolonial states and their regimes.

It uses psychoanalytic ideas to explore the fantasies of what is at stake in such a move and explores how politicians can be read as symptomatic of broader struggles around hegemonic masculinity as represented within the celebritized arena of political culture. Find out more about how the academic year and degree courses are organised, and about learning and assessment activities you might get to grips with at Brighton. More specific information about this course is detailed in the programme specification . You can find out also about the support we offer to help you adjust to university life. We provide support and venues for key events in the city’s arts calendar including the Brighton Festival, the Festival Fringe, the Great Escape, the Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton Photo Biennial and the CineCity Brighton Film Festival.

He teaches global environmental politics, development, and international relations theory. Our Globalisation module presents the fundamental aspects of Globalisation and the realities of today’s world. This module considers the economic, political, technological and social forces currently impacting on Globalisation through analysis of such phenomena as global imbalances, sustainable development, the use and ownership of knowledge, multi-national corporations and more.