CM: Politics of Military Intervention

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LYX150B10
Vaknaam CM: Politics of Military Intervention
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
ECTS 10
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Core Module: The Global Politics of Military Intervention
Leerdoelen 1. Systematically understand the politics involved in labelling military interventions and interpreting their nature, drivers and effects

2. Devise arguments in relation to military interventions by drawing on different theoretical and methodological approaches within the field of International Relations

3. Critically examine the underlying assumptions of different interpretations of military interventions and the biases in knowledge production that inform these interpretations

4. Communicate both orally and in written, in a clear and coherent manner, knowledge and analysis of theories and policies related to military intervention to specialist and non-specialist audiences

5. Apply the acquired analytical skills to extend knowledge of military intervention to concrete empirical cases
Omschrijving In the 21st century, military intervention continues to be a crucial part of world politics. This course analyses the politics of labelling military interventions and of interpreting their nature, drivers and effects. We will look at different types of military intervention, including so called humanitarian intervention, counterinsurgency, peacekeeping and security force assistance. The course analyses trends in the evolution of the discourse and practice of military intervention in the post-Cold War era, such as the emergence of the Responsibility to Protect and the merging of peacekeeping and counter-terrorism. It situates these developments in historical context and analyzes them by drawing of different theoretical tools from the field of International Relations. The module also critically examines the Western-centric nature of the study of military intervention.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege, zelfstudie (begeleid)
Toetsvorm essay, presentatie, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator J.E.C. Verweijen, PhD.
Docent(en) J.E.C. Verweijen, PhD.
Entreevoorwaarden Students must have obtained the propaedeutic certificate. In the second year of the Bachelor, 10 ECTS must have been obtained in non-language modules, as well as TIR and MRP.
Opmerkingen The enrolment procedure for the Core Module is a two-step procedure. If you are planning to participate in a Core Module (and BA Thesis), you should enrol as follows:
1) In the progress enrollment period you should enrol for the general Core Module course (LYX138B10) and Bachelor Thesis (LYX999B10) in Progress.
2) On 11 July students who enrolled will receive a link to a Submit your preference form to give a first and second preference for a Core Module. The deadline for submitting this form is 1 August 2022. You will know before 22 August in which Core Module you are placed.
There are a limited number of places, so make sure to register early!
For this course attendance is mandatory.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 3 semester I keuze
Ba Internationale Betr. en Intern. Organisatie  (Kernvakken) 3 semester I keuze