Budapest, Hungary

The End of Post- Cold War International Consensus and its Consequences

online course
when 15 July 2024 - 21 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 280

Defying the optimism of the immediate post-Cold War years, after nearly 80 years of almost uninterrupted peace, with the war in Ukraine, armed interstate conflict has returned to the continent of Europe. The conflict in the Middle East is also assuming unprecedented proportions, threatening with a wider international conflict. In the Far East, rising tensions on the Korean peninsula and in the Taiwan Strait could see the eruption of open hostilities in the near future. The nuclear arsenals of both the United States and Russia are being upgraded for the first time in three decades. The institutions of the post-WWII settlement, most notably the United Nations, seem no longer able to restrain or mediate these conflicts. Relying on historic as well as current International Relations theories, the short course will explain how these recent developments of global disequilibrium are explained by theorists and political analysts.

Course leader

ELTE Faculty of Humanities School of English and American Studies

Target group

The course has no strict formal pre-requisites, however, BA or higher-level qualifications, or current attendance of a course, in modern History, International Relations, International Law or Political Science can provide a useful background for the course.

Credits info

10 EC
The course includes an introduction to International Relations theory as well as to the historical background of the conflicts now in progress or threatening to break out in the world.

Fee info

EUR 280: The course fee for 1-week online courses - that includes tuition fee and course materials – is 280 EUR


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