Undergraduate Course: International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond (PLIT08006)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course explores how and why states interact at the regional and international level. The course considers theoretical perspectives on both international relations and international political economy, before considering in detail the European Union, the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations.
**Please note that this course will not be running in 2022-23. Students looking to transfer to degrees in Politics and International Relations should contact the subject area for further details.**
This course explores how and why states interact at the regional and international level with, and within, international organisations. The course examines organisations with specialized functions such as the WTO as well as those with a broader (EU) or even universal scope (UN). It considers theoretical perspectives from both international relations and international political economy to help us understand the politics and policies of these institutions. The study of these institutions is used to explore wider concepts of politics, including power, sovereignty, legitimacy, and globalisation. The course is team-taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials, with different PIR staff members teaching on their areas of expertise.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Politics course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop conceptual knowledge of key dynamics and concepts, including sovereignty, legitimacy, power, and globalisation.
- Evaluate specific European and international institutions.
- Apply specific theories to practical developments in international politics.
- Develop a critical understanding of how and why states interact with, and within international institutions, and what the effects of these interactions are.
|- Theiner, P. (ed.) (2019) International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond (Custom Textbook) London:Palgrave/Red Globe Press.|
- Kenealy, D., Peterson, J. and Corbett, R. (2018) (eds.) The European Union: How Does It Work? 5th edn. Oxford University Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Patrick Theiner
|Course secretary||Mr Daniel Jackson
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309