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Theory of International Relations (5 ECTS)

Lecturer: Dr T. Nowak (coordinator)

When: Year 3, Block 3

Brief course description: An introductory course on International Relations in which the main tenets of contemporary theory are presented. The world system and national political events and actors interact to produce an outcome that may be called world politics. The system constrains the behaviour 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 course also addresses recent developments, such as environmental security and international terrorism. The aim is to instil in students a clear sense of how international events can be fruitfully analyzed and how contemporary phenomena are to be approached. The course consists of a lecture cycle, accompanying the study of an International Relations handbook and a reader with additional literature.

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

Last modified:21 December 2017 1.04 p.m.