- Baylis, John, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens, (2020) (eds.) The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations (8th edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Dunne, Tim, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith (2021), (eds.) International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, (5th edition) (Oxford: OUP)
- Klotz, Audie, and Cecelia Lynch (2007) Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations. London: Routledge/M.E. Sharpe. (Available as e-book at Malmö University library.)
- Roselle, Laura, Sharon Spray and Joel T. Shelton (2020) Research and Writing in International Relations (3rd edition). London: Routledge.
- Additional material in the form of journal articles and other literature may be added to the reading list, c. 200-400 pages.
International Relations I
About the course
This course is an introduction to dominant theoretical approaches and current research debates within the discipline of International Relations. The aim of the course is to acquire basic knowledge of and ability how to use concepts and theories within IR to analyze and interpret power relations, international norms and other prominent phenomena within world politics.
Entry requirements and selection
General entry requirements + English 6
Upper secondary grades 40%, University credits completed 20%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 40%
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