Conflicts, Threats and Violence in Global Politics
Credits: 6 ECTS
Pathway core courses
The course offers a broad introduction to the field of international security and global polítics and some of the core concepts and perspectives guiding its study. It will examine a number of theoretical approaches by focusing on a range of security issues, including the causes of war, ethics and use of force, alliance formation, humanitarian intervention, democratic peace, human security, new security issues and actors, and terrorism.
- Class participation: 10%
- Two written essays of 1,200 words each (+/- 10%): 30%
- One oral presentation of about 20 minutes and a 500-word written summary of the main arguments in the presentation (+/- 10%): 15%
- Once serving as a discussant of a presentation made by a colleague: 5%
- Final take-home exam: 40%
N.B. The essay, presentation, and discussant topics have to be different. That is, you have to do the 4 assignments on 4 different seminar topics.