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PLM4480 - Culture, Norms and Ideas in International Politics

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Not offered in 2008


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.


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

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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