This course combines three former courses, 4.15502 Introduction to International Relations, 4.35504 Systematic Theories of International Relations, and 4.35503 International Political Economy. The course examines the roles of states and non-state actors in the international political system. Issues to be considered may include: balance of power theories, the Cold War, geo-politics, the rise of globalisation. The main schools of International Relations theory and international political economy will be critically surveyed and the role of global institutions like the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank will be examined.
Assessment: Coursework 60% / Examination 40%