International Relations Course Outline

• Human rights, Humanitarian intervention, R2P 8. … and Peace • How is peace maintained? • Negative/positive peace • Conflict settlement • Conflict pr...

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Keio International Relations Course Outline 1. Introduction: Development of the International System •

Course outline, lectures, discussion, assessment



History of state development §

Westphalian system

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Cold War

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Post-Cold War

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Beyond Europe



International system



USA, China, Japan, UK



Europe



References: (Bayly 2004) (Baylis, Smith et al. 2011) (Calvocoressi and Calvocoressi 2009)

2. States and Other Actors •

Sovereignty



Nationalism



States, IGOs, TNAs



Territory, borders and regions



European integration

3. Global Issues •

Globalisation



International trade, internationalization of companies



Internet, E-Commerce



Climate change



Health

• Wealth, Poverty and Development •

Facts about inequality



Why does it matter?



Relief, development, aid

4. Foreign Policy •

Power, competition and cooperation



Diplomacy



Domestic politics and the outside world, public opinion

5. International Institutions •

United Nations, Security Council, General Assembly, UN agencies



World Bank / IMF



Regional organisations: NATO, ASEAN

6. War …. •

What causes wars? •

Inter-state wars:



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Case: start of WW1

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Security dilemma

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Nuclear weapons

Intra-state war o



Inequality, weapons, ethnicity, resources, borders, regional issues, state fragility

Terrorism and guerrilla insurgencies

7. Intervention •

Crisis response, stabilisation



Iraq, Afghanistan



Human rights, Humanitarian intervention, R2P

8. … and Peace •

How is peace maintained?



Negative/positive peace



Conflict settlement



Conflict prevention



Post-conflict consolidation, state-building, ’liberal peace’



Peacebuilding



Reconciliation, apology, TRCs

9. The Relevance of International Relations Theory •

IR as an academic field



Sub-fields covered in lectures: Intl History, FPA, ICR, Intl Security



Realism, Liberalism, Marxism, Social Constructivism



Structure or Agency?



Later theoretical developments



Relevance to Current Issues

10.

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Rise of China

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Russia, Europe and Ukraine

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Middle East, Israel and Palestine

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Radical religion

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Arab Spring, Egypt, Libya, Syria

Keynote Lecture BIBLIOGRAPHY

Baylis, J., S. Smith and P. Owens (2011). The globalization of world politics : an introduction to international relations. Oxford, Oxford University Press. Bayly, C. A. (2004). The birth of the modern world, 1780-1914 : global connections and comparisons. Malden, Mass. ; Oxford, Blackwell. Calvocoressi, P. and P. W. p. Calvocoressi (2009). World politics since 1945. Harlow, Longman.