Kraków, Poland

Resilience, Governance and Complex International Relations

when 1 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 650

Today the biggest challenge facing policymakers is the problem of complexity. In a complex world, it is seemingly much more difficult to govern, and to act instrumentally to fulfil policy goals. This course is also very practically orientated, it engages with how complexity is reflected in new approaches to policy-making and understanding, particularly focusing on how problems are responded to and the distinctions between preventive policy-understandings, resilience/bouncing back approaches and more transformative understandings of how to engage with a complex world.

Course leader

Prof. David Chandler, University of Westminster (United Kingdom)

Target group

The course is inteded for students of all levels.

Course aim

The course introduces students to the theoretical frameworks and practices of the politics of complexity, the debates that have been triggered, and the way that complexity understandings have developed, especially in the 2000s and 2010s. Emphasis is placed upon introducing students to some of the conceptual frameworks deployed in understanding system effects on political, economic and social life and how these enable us to rethink governance, power and agency.

Fee info

EUR 650: The participant pays fees for:
a) participation in three selected courses with accommodation (7 days) and meals EUR 650
b) participation in three selected courses without accommodation with meals EUR 570
c) participation in three selected courses with accommodation (7 days) without meals EUR 620
d) participation in three courses without accommodation and meals EUR 450
e) each subsequent course EUR 150
f) optional trip EUR 50


No scholarships will be provided.