POMLFCS3 Trends in Global Politics (BOOK EXAM POLKVS31) 5–10 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Programme in Politics
International Relations
Faculty of Management

Learning outcomes

After completing the study unit the student has a good command of contemporary trends in global politics. The student will be acquainted with the latest research on global politics, international political economy, global governance, foreign policy and diplomacy and will know the most important theoretical debates in the fields.


Hiski Haukkala, Teacher responsible

Study materials

5 or 10 ECTS from the following:

Buzan-Lawson, The Global Transformation. Cambridge University Press 2015. (3 ECTS)

Chan, Looking for Balance: China, the United States, and Power Balancing in East Asia. Stanford University Press 2012. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

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

Enloe, Bananas, Beaches and Bases. University of California Press 2014. (2 ECTS)

Krebs, Narrative and the Making of US National Security. Cambridge University Press 2015 (3 ECTS)

Lebow, A Cultural Theory of International Relations. Cambridge University Press 2009. (4 ECTS)

Neumann, Russia and the Idea of Europe. Routledge 2017. (2 ECTS)

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

Patomäki, The Political Economy of Global Security. Routledge 2008. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Pouliot, International Pecking Orders. Cambridge University Press 2016. (3 ECTS)

Rathbun, Trust in International Cooperation. International Security Institutions, Domestic Politics and American Multilateralism. Cambridge University Press 2011. (e-material) (2 ECTS)

Same study material as for POLKVS31 The Study of World Politics 10 ECTS (https://www10.uta.fi/opas/opintojakso.htm?rid=14217&idx=0&uiLang=en&lang=en&lvv=2017)

Examiner and more information: http://www.uta.fi/jkk/en/pol/studypractices/examinations.html

Further information

BOOK EXAM. Optional study mode for POMLFCS3 Trends in Global Politics

Electronic exam is open in I-IV periods. Please, register for the electronic exam using the code POLKVS31 The Study of World Politics: https://tenttis.uta.fi