The elective modules supplement the individual study program. The modules look into a number of highly relevant policy fields in today’s global politics. For example, the processes of urbanization, questions posed by heightened migration flows around the world, and issues connected to conflicts in energy and trade will be analyzed.
Global Flows: Capital and Finance
Flows of capitals and trade don't stop at national borders and often create dynamics that challenge the nation-state. This module dives into this comprehensive field of analysis at the intersection between political science and economics.
Global Flows: Migration
This module focuses on the social, political, and economic causes and consequences of migration processes. In our globalizing world, both international migration and internal displacement are on the rise.
Global Flows: Energy
Energy constitutes a major lifeline in all societies and one of the most crucial sources of maintaining and developing global life. At the same time, "the energy business" is a very complex topic.
Global Flows: ICT Powered Governance Modes
Information and communication technologies – globalized media structures, the Internet and social media, satellite imagery and GIS applications – open up new ways of communication, interaction, and organization of collective action in global politics
Policy Issues: Global Cities
One of the major challenges to statehood 'from below' is posed by the rise of global cities. This module engages you in a deeper analysis of cities and their role in global affairs.
Policy Issues: Conflict Management and Reconciliation
This module examines conflict dynamics, resolution approaches, as well as considerations and constraints to these factors.