Module Identifier IP30320  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
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  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours   100%  
  Essay   1 x 1,500 word non-assessed essay    

Brief description
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

Reading Lists
** 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).