4 August 2017
War & Diplomacy
The module will enable you to examine the role and impact of war and diplomacy on the changing structure and process of international relations. With guest speakers from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the world's oldest independent think tank on international defence and security, this module will enhance your knowledge and understanding of how each of these seminal features of global politics have interacted with each other for good or ill in the theory and practice of crisis management, evaluate the concept of diplomacy and its role in maintaining and improving the quality of life and examine war as an institution and its impact on the balance of power. Case study material will be provided from 19th and 20th century warfare and diplomatic interaction including World Wars I and II, the Cold War and the significance of each in a post 9/11 world. An example of a typical question for class discussion will be; Can we, or should we, negotiate with terrorists?
This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.
Learning outcomes and objectives
By the end of the module, you should have:
• explained what role diplomacy plays for both current and future members of international society.
• evaluated the role that war plays in changing world orders
• assessed globalisation’s impact on international relations.
• critiqued the so-called English school of international relations.
• analysed Hedley Bull’s theory of international relations.
• critiqued the general theory of crisis management.
Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.
GBP 1500: Tuition Fee