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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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ERS4 Foreign Policy Analysis Colloquium 5 ECTS
Organised by
International Relations
Person in charge
Prof. Dmitri A. Lanko (St. Petersburg State University)
Course is available for:
  • Major subject students

Learning outcomes

To acquaint students with basic foreign policy decision-making models; to apply this knowledge to the composition of foreign policy recommendations, to provide students with an opportunity to participate in a simulation game of foreign policy decision-making.


Foreign policy as a research focus, comparative policy approaches to foreign policy decision-making, practical background of foreign policy analysis, practical background of foreign policy decision-making, case studies, future scenarios.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Distance learning, composition of policy recommendations, additional reading and simulation game.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

1st year autumn-spring, in connection with the autumn school at UTA (31 Oct-4 Nov 2011) and spring school in Petrozavodsk (spring 2012).

Study materials

- Allison, Graham & Philip Zelikow (1999). Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Longman.

- Hybel, Alex (1990). How Leaders Reason: U.S. Intervention in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America. Cambridge, Mass.: Basil Blackwell.

- Technical assignments for policy recommendations composition, rules of simulation game to be distributed to students via e-mail

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
International Relations (International Relations)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management