IR4A2 Half Unit
International Relations: Global Applications
This information is for the 2022/23 session.
Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece CBG.7.05
This course is available on the MSc in International Relations, MSc in International Relations (LSE and Sciences Po) and MSc in International Relations (Research). This course is not available as an outside option.
This course is a graduate-level introduction to global applications of international relations. It provides an opportunity to gain an analytically deeper understanding of the issues that shape the development of the contemporary international order, and reflect critically on the practical applications of the discipline. The course encourages students to engage in debating the nature of, and possible responses to, contemporary challenges in international politics, while emphasizing the need for critical analytical depth when reflecting on the implications of global policy. The course complements IR4A1 with a more applied policy focus. Students will develop an awareness of the relationship between the discipline of International Relations as a field of knowledge and the practices of world politics.
This course is delivered through a combination of classes and lectures totalling a minimum of 20 hours in the MT.
A 3-hour online simulation exercise will replace the lecture and classes in Week 11.This year, some or all of this teaching will be delivered through a combination of online lectures and in-person classes/classes delivered online.
Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.
Students deliver one seminar presentation and write one 2,000-word essay proposal for their seminar teachers.
- John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owen (eds), The Globalization of World Politics 8th ed (OUP: 2020)
- Chris Brown, Understanding International Relations 5th ed (Palgrave: 2019)
- Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss (eds), Global Politics: A New Introduction (Routledge: 2019)
- Mary Kaldor and Iavor Rangelov (eds), The Handbook of Global Security Policy (Wiley-Blackwell: 2014).
Essay (100%) in the LT.
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Department: International Relations
Total students 2021/22: Unavailable
Average class size 2021/22: Unavailable
Controlled access 2021/22: No
Value: Half Unit
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