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POLKVS10 The Theory and Metatheory of International Relations 10 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Politics
International Relations
Preceding studies
Compulsory:
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Johtamiskorkeakoulu
Curricula 2012 – 2015

Learning outcomes

Having completed the study unit, the student is aware of the problems of the standard representation of IR theories and has received an updated view of recent trends in the theoretical discussions. The student will understand the role and significance of metatheory in the study of International Relations and they can compare the pros and cons of various IR theories.

Contents

Theory and metatheory of International Relations.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam  8 ECTS
In Finnish
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
In English
Study materials 

Wendt, Social Theory of International Politics. Cambridge University Press 1999. (3 ECTS)

And one of the following:

Aalto – Harle – Moisio, International Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Palgrave Macmillan 2011. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Chernoff, Theory and Metatheory in International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan 2007. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Katzenstein – Sil, Beyond Paradigms: Analytic Eclecticism in the Study of World Politics. Palgrave Macmillan 2010. (2 ECTS)

Jackson, The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics. Routledge 2015. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Kurki, Causation in International Relations. Cambridge University Press 2008. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

And one of the following:

Bull, Anarchical Society. Palgrave Macmillan 2002. 3rd edition (3 ECTS)

Jervis, Perception and Misperception in International Politics. Princeton University Press 1976. (3 ECTS)

Morgenthau, Politics among Nations: Struggle for Power and Peace. McGraw-Hill 2006. 7th edition (3 ECTS)

Sylvester, Feminist Theory and International Relations in a Postmodern Era. Cambridge University Press 1994. (3 ECTS)

Waltz, Theory of International Politics. Addison-Wesley 1979. (3 ECTS)

Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
Luentokurssi  Participation in course work  2 ECTS
In Finnish
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 

Luentokurssi muodostuu luennoista, joilla esitellään keskeiset kansainvälisen politiikan tieteenfilosofiset ja teoreettiset lähtökohdat ja ruoditaan niitä tuoreiden keskustelujen ja opintosuunnan piirissä tehtävää tutkimusta vasten.

Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Luentokurssi  Participation in course work  2 ECTS
In Finnish
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 

Luentokurssi muodostuu luennoista, joilla esitellään keskeiset kansainvälisen politiikan tieteenfilosofiset ja teoreettiset lähtökohdat ja ruoditaan niitä tuoreiden keskustelujen ja opintosuunnan piirissä tehtävää tutkimusta vasten.

Korvaava opetus  Participation in course work  3 ECTS
In Finnish
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
Written exam  5 ECTS
In Finnish
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
In English
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
Option 3
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 10 ECTS  Written exam  10 ECTS
In English
Study materials 

Politics Master's level exchange students may take this module as a book exam (10 ECTS) with Wendt, one IR classic and 2 further books to be agreed on with the teacher in charge of the module.

Wendt, Social Theory of International Politics. Cambridge University Press 1999. (3 ECTS)

And one of the following:

Aalto – Harle – Moisio, International Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Palgrave Macmillan 2011. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Chernoff, Theory and Metatheory in International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan 2007. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Katzenstein – Sil, Beyond Paradigms: Analytic Eclecticism in the Study of World Politics. Palgrave Macmillan 2010. (2 ECTS)

Jackson, The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics. Routledge 2015. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Kurki, Causation in International Relations. Cambridge University Press 2008. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

And one of the following:

Bull, Anarchical Society. Palgrave Macmillan 2002. 3rd edition (3 ECTS)

Jervis, Perception and Misperception in International Politics. Princeton University Press 1976. (3 ECTS)

Morgenthau, Politics among Nations: Struggle for Power and Peace. McGraw-Hill 2006. 7th edition (3 ECTS)

Sylvester, Feminist Theory and International Relations in a Postmodern Era. Cambridge University Press 1994. (3 ECTS)

Waltz, Theory of International Politics. Addison-Wesley 1979. (3 ECTS)

Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
Further information 

A written exam. Please contact the teacher in charge for further information.

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Politics Master's level exchange students may take this module as a book exam (10 ECTS) with Wendt, one IR classic and 2 further books to be agreed on with the teacher in charge of the module.

Wendt, Social Theory of International Politics. Cambridge University Press 1999. (3 ECTS)

And one of the following:

Aalto – Harle – Moisio, International Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Palgrave Macmillan 2011. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Chernoff, Theory and Metatheory in International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan 2007. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Katzenstein – Sil, Beyond Paradigms: Analytic Eclecticism in the Study of World Politics. Palgrave Macmillan 2010. (2 ECTS)

Jackson, The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics. Routledge 2015. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Kurki, Causation in International Relations. Cambridge University Press 2008. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

And one of the following:

Bull, Anarchical Society. Palgrave Macmillan 2002. 3rd edition (3 ECTS)

Jervis, Perception and Misperception in International Politics. Princeton University Press 1976. (3 ECTS)

Morgenthau, Politics among Nations: Struggle for Power and Peace. McGraw-Hill 2006. 7th edition (3 ECTS)

Sylvester, Feminist Theory and International Relations in a Postmodern Era. Cambridge University Press 1994. (3 ECTS)

Waltz, Theory of International Politics. Addison-Wesley 1979. (3 ECTS)

Wendt, Social Theory of International Politics. Cambridge University Press 1999. (3 ECTS)

And one of the following:

Aalto – Harle – Moisio, International Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Palgrave Macmillan 2011. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Chernoff, Theory and Metatheory in International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan 2007. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Katzenstein – Sil, Beyond Paradigms: Analytic Eclecticism in the Study of World Politics. Palgrave Macmillan 2010. (2 ECTS)

Jackson, The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics. Routledge 2015. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Kurki, Causation in International Relations. Cambridge University Press 2008. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

And one of the following:

Bull, Anarchical Society. Palgrave Macmillan 2002. 3rd edition (3 ECTS)

Jervis, Perception and Misperception in International Politics. Princeton University Press 1976. (3 ECTS)

Morgenthau, Politics among Nations: Struggle for Power and Peace. McGraw-Hill 2006. 7th edition (3 ECTS)

Sylvester, Feminist Theory and International Relations in a Postmodern Era. Cambridge University Press 1994. (3 ECTS)

Waltz, Theory of International Politics. Addison-Wesley 1979. (3 ECTS)

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