Department of Sociology

SOC448 NATIONS AND STATES

Course Code: 2320448
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

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Course Content

The course examines the formation and development of the modern state in the contemporary world. It surveys major topics, theoretical debates and approaches in the field of state-formation and nation-building, wich can be pieced together under the concept of nationalism. The current trends in the literature which implies a necessary link between the processes of modernization and state/nation-building are critically reviewed. In this respect, state-building both in Europe and outside of Europe will be discussed in a comparative framework.

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