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Theory of International Relations (5 ECTS)

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. A.J. Zwitter (coordinator)

When: Block 3

Brief course description: 
This introductory course on International Relations introduces to the main tenets of contemporary theory. The world system and national political events and actors interact to produce an outcome that may be called world politics. The system constrains the behavior of individual states and may lead to confrontation and war, but also to cooperation and order. This calls for analyzing the sources of military power, but also economic interdependence and globalization, which structure many of the world's transactions. The aim is to provide students with a basic understanding on international relations theory and associated methods in order to systematically analyze international events and explain transnational contemporary phenomena of peace and war as well as of competition and collaboration.

Teaching method: Lectures

Assessment: Written exam (multiple choice).

*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.

Laatst gewijzigd:13 augustus 2018 13:04