DIP-411: International Conflicts: Theory and History

DIP-411: International Conflicts: Theory and History

VIDEO OVERVIEW
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course discusses the theory, causes and history of international conflicts and warfare.

The first and main textbook is the now classic text by Joseph Nye.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1- Is There an Enduring Logic of Conflict in World Politics?

Chapter 2- Origins of the Great Twentieth-Century Conflicts

Chapter 3- Balance of Power and World War I

Chapter 4- The Failure of Collective Security and World War II

Chapter 5- The Cold War

Chapter 6- Intervention, Institutions, and Regional and Ethnic Conflicts

Chapter 7- Globalization and Interdependence

Chapter 8- The Information Revolution, Transnational Actors, and the Diffusion of Power

1 US Credit

1.7 ECTS

Certificate

COURSE OBJECTIVES / LEARNING OUTCOMES

The overall objectives of this course are:

– To understand theoretical approaches to conflict

– To review the causes and history of major conflicts

– To understand resource-based conflict as well as other causes

Upon completion of this course, the student is expected to able to:

– Understand theoretical approaches to conflict

– Review the causes and history of major conflicts

– Understand resource-based conflict as well as other causes

COURSE FACULTY
Daniel Erdmann
M.A. in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from Arge Bildungsmanagement Wien, Vienna; PhD Mediation and Conflict Resolution (EUCLID); Director and Founder of the World Mediation Organization (Berlin), Dean of the School of Mediation and Terrorism Studies (EUCLID).
COURSE SYLLABUS