Nationalism and State Sovereignty Lesson 5 Contemporary Sovereignty Conflicts
  
 
 
 
Nationalism and State Sovereignty Lesson 5 Contemporary Sovereignty Conflicts

Overview

Students make graded, group PowerPoint presentations on contemporary examples of conflict between national sovereignty and the pressures brought to bear by an external state authority—half of the presentations are made in this lesson.

Relevant Objectives

3.    Describe in abstract terms the basic interplay and connections, the tensions and conflict, between the nationalism and sovereignty of the contemporary nation-state and the pressures, demands, and exigencies imposed by global forces.

4.    Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of at least one contemporary situation (one may choose from Georgia/Russia, Turkey/European Union, Ireland/European Union, Tibet/China, Iran/United Nations, Pakistan/United States, for example) in which a nation-state’s sovereignty and sense of national pride clash with external forces.

Procedure:

Possible Classroom Activities

  • Nationalism and State Sovereignty Lesson 5 Student Reports (0) Each group prepares one of the topics listed below, or another topic chosen in consultation with the instructor. The groups and their topics should be selected well before the module’s first three lessons begin in order to give the groups time to work together and prepare adequately.

 

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