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World Politics (LUC)

How are foreign policies made? What does the rise of China mean for international order? How is the nature of warfare changing? Are nation-states becoming irrelevant in a globalising world? What explains the rise of Islamism in the Middle East? These are some of the important questions explored by our students of the major World Politics.

Providing answers means engaging with some of the most pressing contemporary global issues, such as sovereignty, intervention, migration, culture, religion, peace, terrorism and much more. It also means understanding the roles played by the many different actors in world politics, from nation states and international organisations to individuals, NGO’s, social movements and multinational corporations.

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Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Introduction to Gender Studies 5
Introduction to Transnational Politics 5
Introduction to International Relations and Diplomacy 5
Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies 5
Birth of the Modern World 5


Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Ethics of Contemporary Warfare 5
International Security Studies 5
Nations and Nationalism 5
Reading the Twentieth Century: Selling War in America 5
Research Clinics Semester 1, 2015-2016 5
Political Research Methods 5
Thinking about Politics: Power and Sovereignty 5
Historical Research Methods 5
20th Century Diplomatic History 5
Gender, Media, and Conflict 5
Theories and Concepts in International Relations 5
Literature of War Journalism 5
Power in World Politics 5
Conflict and Democracy 5
Critical Security Studies 5
Gender and Development 5
Reading the Twentieth Century: Major Themes in Global History 5
Research Clinics Semester 2, 2015-2016 5
European Integration 5
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy 5
Religion in World Politics 5


Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Feminist Philosophy 5
History of the Modern Middle East 5
Regional Trends: The EU and its Neighborhood 5
Totalitarianism 5
History & Politics of Global Migration 5
Multilateral Institutions 5
Public Diplomacy 5
Regional Trends: Rise of China 5
Regional Trends: Political Islam in the Middle East 5
Politics of Memory 5
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism 5
Warfare in the 21st Century 5
Genocide Studies: The Causes and Prevention of Mass Atrocities 5
Regional Trends: Contemporary Russian Politics and Security 5
Systems Approaches to Conflict Analysis 5