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International Relations

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
Магистерская программа "Международный бизнес", направление подготовки "Менеджмент"
Course type:
Elective course
When:
1 year, 2 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

IR course was conceived as an introduction to a selection of major theories of International Relations. This course is designed to introduce students to the key aspects of international relations and examine the contemporary and historical factors through which it is possible to explore the behavior of states and international organizations.In this course, main theory approaches are grouped into three broad categories of inter-paradigm debate - realism, liberalism, and structuralism. World system theory is not described in depth since it is almost not present in the literature pertaining to local (Russian and Eurasian affairs).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to teach students to interpret and describe IR in terms of different types of theoretical perspectives
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • learn about different types of Conflict in IR, international organization, unions and their functions
  • learn abouttheories & levels of analysis in the study of IR
  • learn the concept of human rights, international law
  • to learn about the international relations, theories and actors
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Concepts, Actors, and Theories
  • Approaches to International Relations
  • Conflict & Cooperation & World Order
  • Economics & International Rules
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Final structures discussion
  • non-blocking Class participation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 2nd module
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Goodhand, J., & Hulme, D. (1999). From wars to complex political emergencies: understanding conflict and peace-building in the new world disorder. Third World Quarterly, 20(1), 13–26. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436599913893
  • Grieco, J. M. (1988). Anarchy and the limits of cooperation: a realist critique of the newest liberal institutionalism. International Organization, 42(3), 485–507. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020818300027715
  • Hoffman, B., & Huffman, B. (2003). THE LOGIC OF SUICIDE TERRORISM. (cover story). Atlantic, 291(5), 40. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=f5h&AN=9730945
  • Keohane, R. O., & Nye Jr., J. S. (2000). Globalization: What’s New? What’s Not? (And So What?). Foreign Policy, (118), 104. https://doi.org/10.2307/1149673
  • Walt, S. M. (1998). International relations: One world, many theories. Foreign Policy, (110), 29. https://doi.org/10.2307/1149275

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Burchill, S., Linklater, A., & Devetak, R. (2013). Theories of International Relations (Vol. 5th ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1526050