2021 information for papers will be published in early September.
The basic theories and debates in the international relations theory literature. Theories covered include: realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism.
|Paper title||International Relations Theory|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,713.25|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,512.50|
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- Teaching staff
- Dr Nicholas Khoo
- Paper Structure
- The Cold War: Ancient History or Timely History Lessons?
- U.S. Foreign Policy and the Post-Cold War Order: Can the Liberal Order Survive? Should It?
- China's Role in Contemporary World Politics: Return to Power?
- Nuclear Weapons: Still Relevant?
- Regionalism: A Viable Alternative to the State?
- Alliances: Redudant or Vital?
- The State and Globalization: A boost to State Power or its nemesis?
There will be no course reader for POLS 540. Readings available from Library short loan desk.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- 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.