International relations 220

Module code IPL 220
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Foreign policy and diplomacy
A short introduction to the study of foreign policy is followed by an explanation of the use of the comparative method and a framework for foreign policy analysis and evaluation. This allows for a comparative study of the foreign policies of selected states from the major regions of the world, amongst others of South African foreign policy. In each case study the policy environment, the formulation and implementation processes, as well as the substance of the particular state’s foreign policy are covered. Thereafter the focus narrows to diplomacy: the oldest, most versatile and universally used instrument of foreign policy. The nature, history, modes of diplomacy and legal framework of the institution are explored. Examples are drawn from global practice, with specific consideration of the evolution of diplomatic practice within the African and South African context.

Module credits 20.00
NQF Level 06
Service modules Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Prerequisites PTO 101 (GS), IPL 210(GS)
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Political Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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