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201500144
International Relations and Politics
Course info
Course module201500144
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personS. Donnelly
E-mails.donnelly@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
S. Donnelly
Contactperson for the course
S. Donnelly
Academic year2021
Starting block
1A
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims
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
Content
Method
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  • Each week has two interactive lectures, analyzing and discussing reading material and topics.
  • Each week, selected students will also submit research paper drafts, to be discussed by another student.  submissions  sessions.
  • Each week aims at critically evaluating research questions, research design, theory testing and empirical analysis research for IT/GG theories

Assessment
  • 2 short assignments based on readings  50%
  • 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 (open)
Assumed previous knowledge
Recommended: Basic knowledge of international relations
Participating study
Master European Studies
Required materials
Book
Chris Brown: Understanding International Relations, 5th. ed—Palgrave 2019 (also available as e-book)
Canvas
Collected academic and policy articles
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Assignment
Presence dutyYes

Colstructie
Presence dutyYes

Final thesis
Presence dutyYes

Presentation(s)
Presence dutyYes

Tests
Assignment / presentation

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