30334 - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 23
The first part deals with the global challenges to international relations related to conflict. We analyze the incentives to enter conflict of various kinds by State and non State actors, and the necessary modification of our perspective with the growing role of civil wars and mass displacements.
The last part focuses on the contribution of IR theories to the understanding of the European integration process, the functioning of the European Institutions, the desirability and functioning of different types of international organizations, and finally the problems related to migration processes and different immigration policies.
- Introduce international relations theory: state systems in historical perspective; the realistic perspective: from Thucidides to Hobbes and Machiavelli; the security dilemma.
- The liberal perspective: from Locke to Kant, liberal peace.
- Liberal theory and practical implications for democratic and capitalist peace.
- Rationalist theories on the reasons for war. From interstate wars to civil wars.
- International relations before and after WW II.
- History of European integration after World War II.
- Intergovernmentalism, functionalism, chain reaction, economic integration, and road blocks to political integration.
- A. Kydd, International Relations Theory, 2016.
- In addition, many papers are made available on e-learning space.