Co-Operation and Conflict
Undergraduate: Level 4
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
10 January 2020
Requisites for this module
BA L900 International Development,
BA L901 International Development (Including Year Abroad),
BA L902 International Development (Including Placement Year),
BA L250 International Relations (Including Foundation Year),
BA L258 International Relations,
BA L259 International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BA L260 International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BA LR59 International Relations and Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA LRF9 International Relations and Modern Languages,
BA VL12 Modern History and International Relations,
BA VL14 Modern History and International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BA VL18 Modern History and International Relations (Including Foundation Year),
BA VL1F Modern History and International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BA L225 Politics and International Relations,
BA L226 Politics and International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BA L227 Politics and International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BSC L222 Politics and International Relations,
BSC L223 Politics and International Relations (Including Year Abroad),
BSC L224 Politics and International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BA L910 Global Studies with Politics,
BA L911 Global Studies with Politics (Including year abroad),
BA L912 Global Studies with Politics (Including Placement Year),
BA L913 Global Studies with Politics (Including Foundation Year)
This module focuses on basic problems of conflict and cooperation in international relations. It introduces students to analytical thinking about conflict and cooperation, and its application to a number of substantive topics in current world affairs.
The module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to analyze substantive topics regarding conflict and cooperation in current world affairs
After successfully completing the module, students will have met the following outcomes:
- Understanding of key concepts using in analyzing topics in world affairs;
- Application of strategic models, including basic game theoretic models, to topics in world affairs;
- Application of conflict analytical models.
No additional information available.
1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour class per week
- Frieden, Jeffry A.; Lake, David A.; Schultz, Kenneth A. (©2019) World politics: interests, interactions, institutions, New York: W.W. Norton and Company.
- Putnam, Robert D. (1988) 'Diplomacy and domestic politics: The Logic of Two-level Games', in International Organization. vol. 42 (3) , pp.427-460
- Kydd, Andrew H.; Walter, Barbara F. (2006) 'Strategies of Terrorism', in International Security. vol. 31 (1) , pp.49-79
- Russett, Bruce; Layne, Christopher; Spiro, David E.; Doyle, Michael W. (1995) 'The Democratic Peace', in International Security. vol. 19 (4) , pp.164-184
- Bui, Quoctrung; Russell, Karl. (September 1, 2019) 'How Much Will the Trade War Cost You by the End of the Year?', in The New York Times.
- Layne, Christopher. (1994) 'Kant or Cant: The Myth of the Democratic Peace', in International Security. vol. 19 (2) , pp.5-49
- Frieden, Jeffry A.; Lake, David A.; Schultz, Kenneth A. (2019) World politics: interests, interactions, institutions, New York: W.W. Norton and Company.
- No-deal Brexit: what would ‘WTO terms’ mean for UK-EU trade? | Euronews, https://www.euronews.com/2018/12/19/how-would-uk-eu-trade-be-affected-by-a-no-deal-brexit
- Snyder, Jack. (2004-11) 'One World, Rival Theories', in Foreign Policy. (145) , pp.52-
- Reiter, Dan. (2003) 'Exploring the Bargaining Model of War', in Perspectives on Politics. vol. 1 (1) , pp.27-43
- Mearsheimer, John J. (2014) 'Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West's Fault: The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin', in Foreign Affairs. vol. 93 (5) , pp.77-89
- Milner, Helen. (1992) 'International Theories of Cooperation Among Nations: Strengths and Weaknesses', in World Politics. vol. 44 (3) , pp.466-496
- Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far? - BBC News, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47213842
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Reed Wood, email: email@example.com.
firstname.lastname@example.org Room: CB.34 (Intl College). Administrator: Nicola Rowley email@example.com Room 5B.322
No external examiner information available for this module.
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Of 120 hours, 119 (99.2%) hours available to students:
1 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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