International relations 210

Module code IPL 210
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

International theory and organisation
What causes war and peace? Can international order and justice be reconciled? Does the international structure matter? The answers depend on the theoretical lenses through which world politics are viewed. An overview is provided of competing theoretical perspectives of international relations. It includes mainstream and alternative perspectives, as well as the underlying ideas, theories and variants of each. These theories also propose different approaches to global peace, amongst others peace through international organisation. A comprehensive analysis is made of selected international organisations with a universal or regional scope, such as the United Nations, the African Union and the Southern African Development Community, and of international law that underpins these organisations and their activities.

Module credits 20.00
NQF Level 06
Service modules Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Prerequisites PTO 101 (GS)
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Political Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1

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