Policy Issues: Narratives and the Cultural Factor (8 ECTS)

This module focuses on the concepts and consequences of cultural issues in global politics.

Dr. Ipshita Basu
Dr. Ipshita Basu

Instructor: Dr. Ipshita Basu

This module focuses on the concepts and consequences of cultural issues in global politics. Moreover it presents you with new studies in cultural cognition and perception of the environment, including different views of the self, the community, and the concept of individual rights.

You will immerse in concepts of culture and value systems, enabling you to assess and classify examples, thus gaining working methods and skills relevant to real-life situations.

Video Introduction

Module Structure

Part I: IR and Culture Workshop

Unit 01: Workshop: Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Unit 02: Workshop: Geert Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions
Unit 03: Workshop: Culture Assimilators
Unit 04: Workshop: Non-verbal Communication

Part II: Critical Perspectives and Representation in World Politics

Unit 05: The Place of Culture and Narrative in International Politics
Unit 06: Critical Perspectives on Culture, Representation and Power
Unit 07: Problematizing Policy Problems
Unit 08: Foreign Policy as Social Construction

Part III: Representational Politics in Distinct Policy Fields

Unit 09: Development Policy and Western Representation of the Third World
Unit 10: Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict
Unit 11: The Culture of (In)Security and Danger
Unit 12: Feminist Analysis
Unit 13: Dangers of Cultural Lenses