International Politics and Security

The most important schools of thought on national and international, military and political security are presented in order to gain a structured, theory-based foundation for the analysis of foreign policy and international politics. Furthermore, the most important norms of international law - both written and customary international law - are covered. In addition, legally compliant and illegal strategies of states to exert pressure on other states are discussed. Finally, students gain insight into current and recent violent conflicts in international politics.

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Grieco, Joseph; Ikenberry, John G.; Mastanduno, Michael (2018, 2nd ed.). Introduction to International Relations. New York: Palgrave.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, discussions

Assessment methods and criteria

Written final exam

Infos

Degree programme

European Economy & Business Management (Bachelor)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

German

Curriculum

Part-Time

Academic year

2022

Semester

5 WS

Incoming

No

Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students can: - present and interpret international politics and foreign policy in a structured way on the basis of theories - describe the different dimensions of security - recognise central norms of written international law and customary international law - describe state strategies to exert pressure on other states - distinguish between lawful and unlawful strategies of states on the basis of criteria - explain current violent conflicts and crises in a sustainable way. The learning outcomes of this course contribute mainly to the following (international) programme learning outcomes: LO 2.1.

Course code

0389-20-01-BB-DE-58c