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RES005 International Relations Theory and Metatheory 10 op
Organised by
MDP in Russian and European Studies
International Relations
Person in charge
Professor/International Relations
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Johtamiskorkeakoulu
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the module students are able to

•appreciate the role of theorizing in International Relations

•recognize the principal theoretical perspectives that have been developed to understand international relations and global politics

•describe how theories have evolved in relation to one another, within specific social and historical contexts

•reason theoretically both verbally and in writing

•independently process and understand long academic texts in English

•critically review recent developments in the theory and practice of International Relations

•evaluate and compare theories and concepts within International Relations

•draw lessons from empirical studies using specific approaches in International Relations

•deploy research strategies and construct research designs in an appropriately advanced fashion

•apply theories in a fashion necessary to complete a master’s thesis

Contents

Place and role of theorizing in social sciences and International Relations; main IR theories; the development of the discipline through debates; current trends in IR theorizing; building a research design, choosing a theory.

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Lectures / e-learning, tutorials  Participation in course work  3 ECTS
In English
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
Written exam  7 ECTS
In English
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Lectures / e-learning, tutorials  Participation in course work  3 ECTS
In English
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
Essay  7 ECTS
In English
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
Option 3
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Essay  10 ECTS
In English

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

For the literature exam/essay (7 ECTS) the students choose

One of the following (2 ECTS) 

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

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

and one of the following (3 ECTS) 

Bull, Anarchical Society. Palgrave Macmillan 2002. [any 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. 7. painos[any 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 (2 ECTS) 

Clunan, The Social Construction of Russia’s Resurgence. Johns Hopkins University Press 2009. (2 ECTS) 

Neumann – Sending, Governing the Global Polity. Practice, Mentality, Rationality. The University of Michigan Press 2010. (2 ECTS) 

Pouliot, International Security in Practice: The Politics of NATO-Russia Diplomacy. Cambridge University Press 2010. (2 ECTS) 

Belongs to following study modules

Johtamiskorkeakoulu
Johtamiskorkeakoulu
2018–2019
Teaching
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