HIS11: The Late Modern Western State

The Rise and Pitfalls of the Total State, 19th–21st c.

Dates and times: Fall semester, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30–2:30 pm GMT.
Enrol by 19 August 2024 for the Fall 2024 semester.

Fall ####: Completed the History Course "The Late Modern Western State: The Rise and Pitfalls of the Total State, 19th–21st c." instructed by Dr Emmanuel Comte. Through 12 weeks of 1-hour lectures and 1-hour discussion seminars, culminating in research work as the final examination, honed my knowledge and skills in the subject area. URL: https://www.emmanuel-comte.eu/his11-the-late-modern-western-state/.

Have you ever wondered how the state has come to play such a big role in Western countries? In this course, you will dive into the history of the Western state from the 1800s to today. From its growing influence in education and media to its economic interventions, the state’s rising reach over time is the subject of this course.

What You’ll Learn:
1. The State’s Story: Understand how Western states expanded their sway over cultural and economic life, starting in the 19th century.
2. Today’s Challenges: Explore the state’s current struggles with economic regulation, immigration, and new technologies like the Internet and blockchain.
3. Your Research Project: Embark on your own research project, diving into primary sources and scholarly writings to develop your arguments and research skills.

How We’ll Learn:
– Weekly Online Lectures: Catch new lectures every Tuesday at 1:30 pm GMT. Watch them at your convenience and deepen your understanding of each week’s topic.
– Interactive Discussions: Join live Zoom sessions every Thursday at 1:30 pm GMT. Share your thoughts, ask questions, and engage in vibrant discussions with fellow learners.
– Comprehensive Resources: Access some readings, all lecture recordings, and all transcripts on the course website. Participate in the course forum on Moodle and connect with peers and instructors.

Who Should Join?
This course offers background knowledge to understand contemporary Western societies and is perfect for anyone interested in history, politics, economics, and the evolving role of the state in Western societies. Whether you’re a student, a professional, or simply curious about how states have shaped our world, this course will offer valuable insights and skills.

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