Society and Politics
The Society and Politics track is the oldest and most established track in the programme. It offers a variety of courses that will examine both the “standard canons” of theoretical and empirical discourse as well as relating to the research frontier . Courses on political sociology, organized crime and human trafficking, corruption, elites and leaders in contemporary politics, political gender issues, and backsliding to authoritarianism are examples of our orientation as reflected in our courses.
Recent dissertation topics have included for example:
Politics of Industrial Relations: a case study of workers’ movement in contemporary Myanmar
In the pursuit of reconciliation: memory used and misused in the case of foreign policies of Poland and Ukraine
Thomas Hobbes, contemporary politics and modern political thought