International Politics


Teaching Staff: Katsios Stavros
Course Code: YK-7001
Gram-Web Code: ΠΟ0100
Course Category: Deepening Knowledge
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Semester: 7th
ECTS: 2
Total Hours: 2
Erasmus: Available (in English)
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/courses/DFLTI205/
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Short Description:

The course explores the contemporary issues of international politics and the role of general theory in promoting their comprehension. The course is an introduction to modern international relations, oriented to future developments in central policy areas of the international community. By linking theory to practice, key issues of international politics and international relations are presented and analyzed on the basis of an interdisciplinary approach and by using as selection criteria the 16 basic concepts of the module.

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Understand the basic political concepts and contemporary political issues in different frameworks

  • Analyze modern currents of the international relations

  • Develop understanding and perception for the local, international and universal dimensions

    in political action

  • Deepen into the understanding of the international politics and the global problems and threats

  • Estimate the connection and perplexity of the nature of the most political issues

  • Develop the ability of interpretation of the competitive and conflicting claims regarding issues of international politics
  • Use the knowledge acquired to carry out basic research

     
  • Deliver a written presentation of the research and its results
  •  
Syllabus:

Week 1: Introduction to global politics – The interpretation schools of international order: Realism- Neoliberalism – Capitalism – Correlation – Ecumenism – Critical Theories

Week 2: Power

Week 3: Sovereignty and Legitimacy Week 4: Interdependence

Week 5: Human Rights and Justice Week 6: Freedom and Equality

Week 7: Development

Week 8: Globalization

Week 9: Inequality

Week 10: Sustainability

Week 11: Peace

Week 12: Conflict and Non-Violence

Week 13: Revision, summary, answers to questions

Suggested Bibliography:

The bibiliography follows the issues to be examined. It is included in the EYDOXOS system and the e-

class course Additionally:

  • -  Klaus Larres, Ruth Wittlinger (2020), Understanding Global Politics: Actors αnd Themes In International Affairs, Routledge, ISBN: 1138682268.

  • -  William R. Thompson (2020), Power Concentration In World Politics: The Political Economy Of Systemic Leadership, Growth, And Conflict, Springer, ISBN: 3030474216.

  • -  Wolfgang Weiß, Cornelia Furculita (2020), Global Politics and EU Trade Policy: Facing the Challenges to a Multilateral Approach, Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-030- 34587-7

- https://academic.oup.com/ia/pages/reading_lists
- Joseph S. Nye Jr. (2019), The rise and fall of American hegemony from Wilson to Trump,

International Affairs, Volume 95, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages 63–80,

Teaching Methods:

The course is delivered in a hybrid lecture-laboratory form. It is largely based on discussion with their students and their comments. Supervisory tools, slides and laboratory exercises are used. Material that covers the whole curriculum is provided. The provision of the material is done through e- class platform.

New Technologies:

Use of ICT in teaching

Evaluation Methods:

The assessment is carried out through an intermediate examination or work (corresponding to 40% of the total grade) and a final examination (representing 60% of the total grade).

In order to score the papers, they should include the following statement: "this work has been done by myself, and it does not involve copying or plagiarism."


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