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POLS540 International Relations Theory

The basic theories and debates in the international relations theory literature. Theories covered include: realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism.

Paper title International Relations Theory
Paper code POLS540
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,614.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,400.00

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Limited to
MPols
Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to have:
  • The capacity to analyse and evaluate the issues and debates in the international relations theory literature.
  • The ability to conduct independent and self-directed research.
  • The ability to synthesise and integrate information from many sources into an original text.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Nicholas Khoo
Textbooks
No required textbook but there will be a course reader.
Paper Structure
  1. Introduction
  2. Levels of Analysis and Causal Argument
  3. Classical Realism
  4. Neo-realism
  5. Defensive Realism, Offensive Realism
  6. Neoclassical Realism
  7. Power Transition
  8. Democratic Peace
  9. Neo-Liberal Institutionalism?á
  10. Economic Interdependence?á
  11. Constructivism
  12. Case Study: End of the Cold War
  13. Conclusion

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

The basic theories and debates in the international relations theory literature. Theories covered include: realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism.

Paper title International Relations Theory
Paper code POLS540
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Limited to
MPols
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Nicholas Khoo
Paper Structure
  1. Introduction
  2. Levels of Analysis and Causal Argument
  3. Classical Realism
  4. Neo-realism
  5. Defensive Realism, Offensive Realism
  6. Neoclassical Realism
  7. Power Transition
  8. Democratic Peace
  9. Neo-Liberal Institutionalism?
  10. Economic Interdependence?
  11. Constructivism
  12. Case Study: End of the Cold War
  13. Conclusion
Textbooks
No required textbook but there will be a course reader.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to have:
  • The capacity to analyse and evaluate the issues and debates in the international relations theory literature.
  • The ability to conduct independent and self-directed research.
  • The ability to synthesise and integrate information from many sources into an original text.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard