International Relations Theory, 7.5 credits

International Relations Theory, 7.5 credits

Autumn 2022, Full-time, Linköping

International Relations Theory, 7.5 credits

Autumn 2023, Full-time, Linköping

The central themes of the course are:

  • main disciplinary trends and controversies since c. 1980: neo-realism and neo-liberalism as dominant modes of analysis;
  • advent of post-positivism in International Relations; significance of the end of the Cold War;
  • new theoretical and methodological approaches with special emphasis on constructivism;
  • contemporary critical perspectives, e.g. post-structuralism and the feminist agenda;
  • epistemological concerns, meaning the conditions for knowledge about international relations.