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Analyse van de Internationale Politiek


Admission Requirements

Before enrolling in this course, students must successfully complete Inleiding Internationale Politiek (6441IIP).


This course builds upon the first year course Inleiding Internationale Politiek. It explores competing theories of international relations and their relevance to critical issues such as the sources of nuclear proliferation, the challenge of global environmental protection, and the international consequences of the rise of China.

Course Objectives

Objective 1: To deepen students’ understanding of key issues and dynamics in international relations.
Objective 2: To deepen students’ understanding of the logic and observable implications of major theories of international relations.

Mode of Instruction

The principal mode of instruction is lecture. All lectures and assigned readings will be in English.


Readings will be drawn from Karen A. Mingst and Jack L. Snyder, eds. ESSENTIAL READINGS IN WORLD POLITICS (6th ed, 2017). All readings must be completed during the week for which they are assigned.
Blackboard: All students should enroll on the course’s Blackboard site before the start of block III.

Assessment method

Both exams will be composed of multiple choice (50%) and short-answer questions (50%). Students may complete the short-answer questions in Dutch or English.

First opportunity for a written exam: Thursday 29 March 2018, 09.00-12.00 at the USC

Second opportunity for a written exam: Tuesday 14 June 2018, 13.00-16.00 at the USC