1905 Research Seminar
Dr. Viviana Asara
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/20/16 to 10/02/16
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/18/16 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM D4.3.106
Tuesday 10/25/16 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D4.0.047
Tuesday 11/08/16 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D4.0.047
Wednesday 11/16/16 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D4.3.106
Tuesday 11/22/16 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D4.0.047
Tuesday 11/29/16 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D4.3.106
This seminar is designed for doctoral students. The focus of this seminar is on some of the major theories that have been developed to conceptualise the state and civil society, and the relationship between the two.
Learning outcomes
  • to get acquainted with different theories of the state and civil society and society-state relationships
  • to critically reflect on those theories and to relate those theories with literature on social ecological transformation
  • to be able to meaningfully discuss and debate controversies and different perspectives
Teaching/learning method(s)

The sessions will involve student participation, debates and discussion of allocated readings, and individual presentations (each student would specialise on a particular author). Allocated readings will be discussed in class starting from questions set the week before. Brief one page answers (position papers) are required to be submitted online prior to class. 



The overall grade for this course consists of the following parts:

Class participation: 30%

Position papers: 30%

Individual presentation: 40%.

Any absence from class should be notified to me in advance. There is a basic pass/fail course attendance requirement: not more than one session can be missed.

Last edited: 2016-10-18