International Security7.5 ECTS credits
The aim of the course is to offer an introduction to relevant research on the transition from conflict to periods of peace in different parts of the world from historical and comparative regional perspectives. Through a longer historical perspective on this general issue, which is relevant in terms of security politics as well as theory, the course traces the development of international politics from the emergence of the modern system of nation states until today. By means of a comparative regional perspective, the course aims to address the more specific research question about reasons why certain regions are characterised by recurring or long-lived conflicts, while others are known for varying degrees of institutionalised cooperation and integration. In order to achieve these aims, but also to encourage the students to develop skills in assessing research and developing independent explanations for specific research problems covered in the course, a selection of literature is offered which represents a relatively broad range of theoretical approaches and themes that may be relevant for such problems, directly or indirectly. In order to keep students updated regarding groundbreaking research and current theoretical debates, but also to enable teaching staff to be flexible when selecting literature, the course includes a considerable amount of additional reading.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: 90 ECTS credits completed in Political Science, including at least 30 ECTS credits at the G2F level or higher, including a degree project worth 15 ECTS credits, and upper secondary level Swedish 3/b, Swedish as a Second Language 3/B, and English 6/A, or equivalent
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Master programme Political Science (studied during year 1)