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This module gives participants an introduction to the theoretical background to international relations and examines a range of contemporary and historical topics through which it is possible to explore the behavior of states and international organizations. The main areas of theory will be covered and these will be related to changing international environment in which they were developed. Major themes including national interest, realism ideology superpowers war and co-operation will be addressed as well as the practical aspects of the subject. This course will also contrast the international behavior of small and large states.




  • To develop an awareness of the underlying concepts and theories of the relations between states.
  • To understand how to apply concepts and theories to contemporary and historical case studies.
  • To give participants an awareness of the theory and practice of the theory and practice of international relations and to provide them with a structure within which to understand international events.