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Culture, Norms and Ideas in International Politics (12 points)


Leader: Richard Devetak

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduction to the debate between reflectivist and rationalist scholars about the nature of world politics and the future of international relations theory. The unit asks whether culture, norms and ideas really matter, and whether understanding these factors will lead to better theories about conflict and cooperation in international politics.

Assessment: Essay (6000 words): 60% + Examination (3 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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