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Contemporary Debates in International Studies

5006

Credits: 4 ECTS

Third semester

Compulsory courses

English

Summary

The course aims to take the student through a range of contemporary debates related to the different fields of international studies. The course will focus upon major international debates (e.g. humanitarian intervention vs. sovereignty; ‘ownership’ in international development assistance; the role of global, regional or local actors in global governance structures) with the purpose of examining the polemics behind these issues. Students are expected to explore conflicting viewpoints

Assessment

  • Student moderator of 1 debating seminar (preparation of talking points) (15%)
  • Participation in seminars (35%)
  • Final Essay of 2000 words related to one of the contemporary debates covered in class (50%). 

Studies