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Bachelor 2020/2021

Diplomacy and Negotiations

Category 'Best Course for Career Development'
Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Category 'Best Course for New Knowledge and Skills'
Area of studies: International Relations
When: 2 year, 1 module
Mode of studies: distance learning
Language: English
ECTS credits: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course explores how modern diplomacy and negotiation can effectively address seemingly “intractable” international conflicts and overcome barriers to agreement in civil wars, interstate conflicts, and in trade and finance. Each section of the course looks at a small number of abstract theoretical arguments or discussions, and a handful of more concrete applications of those theoretical ideas to specific historical episodes.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Develop the ability to demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and development of global diplomacy, drawing on a variety of relevant contributing disciplines in the broad field of International Studies;
  • An understanding of changes in diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics;
  • A sound grounding in both theoretical and empirical approaches to debates in diplomacy so that students have been exposed to the and skills needed to analyse global diplomacy;
  • Knowledge of issues in global diplomacy in historical and contemporary contexts.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the application of various theoretical lenses for explaining bargaining outcomes;
  • Understand the application of various theoretical lenses for explaining bargaining strategies and processes;
  • Understand the role of modern diplomacy in foreign policy.
  • Know basic game theoretic and rational choice accounts of negotiation;
  • Be able to use negotiation skills;
  • Know the nature of bargaining “power” in international politics;
  • Know the key characteristics of Global Diplomacy;
  • Know theory of conflict and conflict diplomacy;
  • Know the qualities of a good diplomat;
  • Know the key characteristics of a good diplomat;
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Negotiations in World Politics
  • Diplomacy as a part of Foreign Policy
  • Multilateral Negotiations and International Organizations
  • Crisis Management
  • Commercial Negotiations
  • Mechanisms and Institutions
  • Negotiation Skills
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Seminar activity
  • non-blocking Quizzes
  • non-blocking Final Exam
  • non-blocking Seminar activity
  • non-blocking Quizzes
  • non-blocking Final Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.4 * Final Exam + 0.3 * Quizzes + 0.3 * Seminar activity
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Berridge, G. (2015). Diplomacy : Theory and Practice (Vol. Fifth edition). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1054179
  • Bjola, C., & Kornprobst, M. (2018). Understanding International Diplomacy : Theory, Practice and Ethics (Vol. Second edition). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1714804
  • Pellicciari, I. (2019). Foreign Aid and Cultural Diplomacy. Challenges and Opportunities in the New World (Dis) Order. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.349A0B84