Major ATS (90 credits)
Students will provided with in-depth knowledge of the anthropology of transnationalism and the state. This involves the origin, effects and typology of the state and politics on the one hand, and law, forms of law and the execution of law on the other hand, with a special focus here on legal pluralism. Special attention is also paid to phenomena that have taken on global importance today – for example, the politics of identity, political methods for addressing the incongruence between nationality and statehood (and the associated integration and exclusion mechanisms), the protection of minorities, the issue of individual versus collective rights, and processes of status differentiation. In addition, students will learn about the concepts behind national and state borders and the way these borders are transcended through transnational law and transnational actions and phenomena (migration, transnational identities, Diasporas). Students are taught how to conduct research work independently and how to critically examine theories and relevant questions related to ATS. They also learn how to design and implement their own research approaches, analyze, and evaluate data that they themselves collect, and present such data in scholarly essays.
Minor (30 credits)
Students in the ATS Master program (minor) attain knowledge about the anthropology of transnationalism and the state (ATS), particularly with regard to the origin, effects and typology of the state; law, forms of law and the execution of law, and politics in general. They also learn how to effectively conduct research.