Introduction to International Relations

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Module overview

This optional unit presents an introductory framework for explaining major historical events at international level. It offers a critical assessment of key international issues in the modern political world from both Western and non-Western perspectives. Topics include:

  • the impact of European expansion on non-western states
  • decolonisation
  • international politics after the Cold War
  • the growth of international and non-governmental organisations
  • problems of terrorism and refugees
  • concepts of global justice and human rights
  • the politics of the environment


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