The Game of Using Theories Stand Alone Module
Join us for a twelve-week intensive course on Global Politics theories and gather the theoretical tools to grasp and explain the current political complexities challenging national governments and supranational organizations alike.
News from Dec 09, 2015
With the challenges and limitations to the political process changing both nationally and internationally, traditional approaches and explanatory models dwindle in value for political decision-makers. The majority of theories which developed in the aftermath of World War II focus on the primary role of the nation-state in the realm of International Relations. While it is true that these theories are still helpful in explaining a certain set of cases, they are not universally applicable and can hardly deal adequately with the emergence of new actor types, protracted conflicts or new forms of regulations at a global level.
In order to account for the empirical developments in the field, the Stand Alone Module 'The Game of Using Theories' is divided in three main parts accommodating both traditional and innovative multidisciplinary approaches. Within Part I CGP expert Daniel Kuchler deals with the “conventional” theories of International Relations including realism, liberalism, institutionalism and constructivism as well as their neo- variations. Part II focuses on interdisciplinary approaches taking into account the role and functions of transnational networks. Last but not least, Part III challenges the current understanding of politics and puts forward network structures, time compression and the acceleration of politics as explanatory tools.