|Module Title||WAR, POLITICS AND STRATEGY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr P Ewan|
|Semester||Intended For Use In Future Years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Other staff||Dr Nicholas Wheeler, Tarak Barkawi|
|Course delivery||Lecture||16 Hours 16 x 1 hour|
|Seminars / Tutorials||8 Hours 8 x 1 hour|
|Essay||1 x 1,500 word non-assessed essay|
The study of the inter-relationships between war, politics and strategy have been at the heart of traditional approaches to international relations. Both the subject matter and the approaches adopted have attracted considerable controversy.
The aim of this module is to provide a comprehensive basis (concepts, theories, history) for understanding and explaining the most salient issues of war, politics and strategy in the contemporary world.
By the end of the module students should be able to discuss a range of key concepts, theoretical explanations, and historical and contemporary events and trends insofar as they relate to important questions about war, peace, politics, security, force, military power and strategy. The understanding of this material - theoretical and empirical - is the basis for examining pressing questions of international security in the world today.
10 ECTS Credits
** Recommended Text
George A Lopez and Nancy J Myers (eds). Peace and Security: The Next Generation.
Seyom Brown. The Causes and Prevention of War (2nd Edition).