International Relations and International Politics
The course is intended for the needs of students of translation and interpreting. As understood, it does not purport to be an exhaustive analysis of theories of international relations, although a large part of the lessons is dedicated to the basic theoretical constructions: realism, liberalism, Marxism, constructivism, geopolitics, postmodernism.
Theory is to be understood together with the way the international polity works and functions: emphasis is given to international organizations, general, departmental and regional, while students are to get acquainted both with world and interstate problems as well with the foreign policy mentality of states and regional organizations, such as USA, Russia, China, Turkey, Greece, etc. As with the courses in International Law, students are encouraged to form debating groups so that they can discuss topics as varied as Greek – Turkish differences in the Aegean Sea and the commodification of vital resources.