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Cursus: 201500144
201500144
International Relations and Politics
Cursus informatie
Cursus201500144
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
CursustypeCursus
VoertaalEngels
ContactpersoonS. Donnelly
E-mails.donnelly@utwente.nl
Docenten
Docent
S. Donnelly
Contactpersoon van de cursus
S. Donnelly
Collegejaar2020
Aanvangsblok
1A
AanmeldingsprocedureZelf aanmelden via OSIRIS Student
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Cursusdoelen
Students will be able to demonstrate mastery of the theoretical foundations of international relations, and apply it to the analysis of foreign policy, global governance and international institutions. Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking, the basics of theory development and testing, data collection and analysis, concise writing and presentation. More specific goals are:
 
  • Theory and practice of international relations and global governance
  • Practice in combining inductive and deductive research methods
  • Critical thinking
  • Application of congruence analysis method of theory development and testing
  • Practice in research design and operationalization in IR and Global Governance
  • Policy design and implementation in global governance
  • Concrete challenges of international order and security
  • Concrete challenges of combining economic development and welfare with environmental sustainability
Inhoud
Method
  • Seminar in two parts: class analysis of each week’s assigned reading
  • Individual collection and presentation of materials concretely applying that week’s topic
  • Each week aims at theory testing and where appropriate, further development through interim conclusions, lessons from inductive research for IT/GG theories

Assessment
  • Contribution to class assessments on assigned readings in class             10
  • Collection and sharing of additional materials for class analysis                10
  • 3 short assignments based on readings                                                     30
  • Research paper                                                                                          50
 
Week 1: Introduction
Session 1:           World Order, Global Governance, Threats to Security
Session 2:           Crash course in IR theory, EU theory (for those without)

Week 2:              World Order: American Hegemony and the Regions in World Security
Session 3:           Politics between states (systemic theories)
Session 4:           Domestic Sources of IR & the Politics of Failed States

Week 3:              Power, Security, Institutions & Influence
Session 5            Power, Security
Session 6            Do Global Institutions Matter?

Week 4:              Global Governance I: formal institutions and embedded liberalism
Session 7:           Global Governance I: formal institutions and embedded liberalism

Week 5:              Global Governance II: formal & informal institutions and neoliberalism
Session 8:           Neoliberalism
Session 9:           Informal and Formal Institutions in Global Governance

Week 6:              Global Governance III: transformational issues alongside neoliberalism
Session 10:         Transforming neoliberalism
Session 11:         Transforming issues
 
Week 7:              Regional Associations and Integration
Session 12:         The EU
Session 13:         Regions as Blocs or Stepping Stones to Global Governance

Week 8:              Future Challenges
  •         Remaining Challenges of Global Governance III
  •         Regional spoilers and new security threats
Voorkennis
Recommended: Basic knowledge of international relations
Participating study
Master European Studies
Verplicht materiaal
Book
Chris Brown: Understanding Internatioanl Relations, 5th. ed—Palgrave 2019
Canvas
Collected academic and policy articles
Canvas
Additional materials collected by students for analysis in class
Aanbevolen materiaal
-
Werkvormen
Colstructie
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Eindproject
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Opdracht
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Presentatie(s)
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Eind opdracht / presentatie

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