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APG4668

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPolitics
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Terry MacDonald

Notes

Previously coded PLM4520

Synopsis

This seminar focuses on neo-Kantian and postmodernist conceptions of international relations, that is, on all those conceptions of international relations which purport to assist us in achieving justice and morality in international relations.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Show their comprehension of the many ways in which theories of international politics shape, and are shaped by, political philosophy, both classical and modern.
  2. Demonstrate their knowledge of a range of theories in international relations, including Kantian and noe-Kantian Theories, Critical Theories, Postmodernist Theories and Feminist Theories.
  3. Show their knowledge of the subject but also demonstrate how the theoretical concepts intrinsic to that knowledge apply, or fail to apply, to 'the real world' of international politics.

Assessment

Essay (6000 words): 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions

PLT4529, APG5668