University of Leicester

Department of Politics and International Relations

International Relations and World Order MA/ Postgraduate Diploma



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International Relations and World Order MA/ Postgraduate Diploma

Format: Online

Program Description:

Course Detail The sudden collapse of the governing international order that came about with the end of the Cold War, has conditioned much of the thinking in international relations in the past two decades. The concept of a “New World Order” has caused considerable debate, amongst policymakers and scholars. This course looks at a range of international issues but especially seeks to investigate whether International Relations in the post-Cold War period has been founded upon a ‘Western’ model of World Order. The degree aims to introduce differing concepts of Order in the post-Cold War world. It is designed to make you think critically about the nature of international relations: about the extent to which Western interests, institutions and culture dominate the world system and the challenges and responses generated by that dominance. There is an emphasis upon both theoretical and empirical approaches to this subject. Course modules Core: - Post-Cold War World Order - Dissertation Option modules (three from the following – subject to availability): - The Art of Negotiation - International Security - America and the World: The Making of US Foreign Policy - Democracy and Legitimacy in the EU - South African Foreign Policy: The Diplomacy of Isolation - International Migration: Political and Social Aspects - Human Rights, Ethics and War in the Post-Cold War Order - EU Enlargement and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Europe - American Interventionism since 1993 - The Politics of Human Rights - The British Way of Warfare: Counter Insurgency since 1945 - Visions of the Modern American Presidency 1945-2000 - Diplomatic Systems - Strategic Studies - The International Politics of Protection - Theories of International Relations - The Ascent to Pre-eminence: The United States’ Emergence as a Global Power 1898-1948


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