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How are international power relations changing and how can global peace and stability be maintained? This course familiarizes you with some main theories of international relations, shows how the global order is gradually changing and discusses how selected international and regional organizations contribute to the maintenance of global peace and security. You learn what research findings tell us in terms of the capacity of international organizations and actors to help prevent or stop violent conflict, what tools are used to negotiate agreements and how foundations for sustainable peace are best created. We will also focus on the role of the European Union in terms of diplomacy and efforts to prevent conflict, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the contribution of organizations such as the African Union to the prevention of conflict and war. We will study the United Nations Security Council and see in which ways its membership could be adapted to more accurately reflect the power relations of the current global order. Through quizzes and exercises testing your knowledge of these subjects, you will understand crucial concepts and get insights into how the academic study of international relations and international organization contributes to the search for global stability and peace in practice....
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Recommandé : 4-7 hours per week

Approx. 17 heures pour terminer
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Sous-titres : English, French

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Welcome to the course

Great that you are joining us! In this course you will learn about international relations, peace and security. Before you start with studying we invite you to first go through our introduction module and introduce yourself in the forum to meet your fellow learners. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know in the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. Good luck and we hope you will enjoy the course!...
Reading
1 vidéo (Total 5 min), 6 lectures
Video1 vidéo
Reading6 lectures
Meet the instructors & the team3 min
Welcome to Leiden University2 min
Complete our short survey10 min
Tips for studying online5 min
Being successful in an international virtual learning community5 min
Behaving in an academic way5 min
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3 heures pour terminer

Theories of International Relations

In this first week, we will discuss theories of international relations and in addition to this, we will have a first lecture on the United Nations Security Council. Theories may at times seem a bit ‘abstract’, or even ‘dry’, but you will see that they actually do matter; make sure to also have a look at our assigned and recommended readings to provide you with additional insights. ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 49 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Introduction the United Nations Security Council (Prof. dr. Van den Herik)8 min
Realism12 min
Liberalism11 min
Constructivism8 min
Wrap Up1 min
Extra Video: Do Institutions Matter? 3 min
Reading4 lectures
Waltz: Structural Realism after the Cold War min
Keohane & Martin: The Promise of Institutionalist Theory40 min
Snyder: Bridging the Realist Constructivist Divide: The Case of the Counterrevolution in Soviet Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War10 min
Additional Readings min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Test your knowledge20 min

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3 heures pour terminer

The Changing World Order: Rising Powers and International Institutions

This week we will be looking into changing world power in more detail, mainly targeting the question: who are the rising powers? You will get lectures from two of our guest instructors: Professor Rob de Wijk and Professor André Gerrits. Topics covered are power politics, the rise of China and the role of Russia in the current global order....
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 47 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Power Politics (Prof. dr. Rob de Wijk)12 min
Rise of China (Prof. dr. Rob de Wijk)11 min
The Role of Russia (Prof. dr. André Gerrits)9 min
Russia in International Organizations (Prof. dr. André Gerrits)10 min
Wrap Up1 min
Reading4 lectures
De Jong, Korteweg, Polchar & Usano: New Players, New Game? The Impact of Emerging Economies on Global Governance min
Monaghan: The New Russian Foreign Policy Concept: Evolving Continuity, Russia and Eurasia30 min
Jones: Making Multilateralism Work: How the G-20 Can Help the United Nations30 min
Additional Readings min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Test your knowledge20 min

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9 heures pour terminer

Conflict, Conflict Resolution and Security

This week, we will look at Conflict, Conflict Resolution and Security. We have a number of very interesting lectures as well as some additional interviews with experts in the field. Some of the topics include negotiation and mediation strategies, UN Security Council sanctions, the role of the International Criminal Court, and interviews on the practical implementation of these strategies and mechanisms. Additionally, for those of you completing the honors track, this week we have the peer review essay assignment. In this assignment, you will write about a conflict of your choice and apply the conflict resolution strategies to the conflict. Good luck on the assignment!...
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 62 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Resolving Conflict Through Negotiation (Dr. Sinisa Vukovic)7 min
Resolving Conflict Through Mediation (Dr. Sinisa Vukovic)7 min
Peace Enforcement Mechanisms: UNSC Sanctions (Prof dr. Larissa van den Herik)8 min
International Criminal Court (Prof. dr. Larissa van den Herik)7 min
Wrap Up1 min
Extra Video: Interview Paul Meerts - Negotiation in Practice 10 min
Extra Video: Interview Carsten Stahn - International Law 7 min
Extra Video: Interview Gideon Shimshon & Ulrich Mans - Peace Informatics Lab 8 min
Reading3 lectures
Bercovitch & Lee: Mediating International Conflicts: Examining the Effectiveness of Directive Strategies40 min
Van den Herik: U.N. Peace-Enforcement Missions and International Criminal Law min
Additional Readings min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Test your knowledge20 min

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4 heures pour terminer

Regional Organizations in Global Affairs

This week, we will look at regional organizations in global affairs in which we first focus on the European Union. Thereafter, Prof. dr. Giles Scott-Smith will familiarize us with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Arctic Council. We will also present an additional interview with Prof. dr. Mohamed Salih about the African Union and an interview with Hetty Burgman about Cordaid. Lastly, also a guest lecture at Leiden University by Federica Mogherini, the current High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, is released. ...
Reading
10 vidéos (Total 98 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
The Development and Integration of the EU Over Time10 min
EU's Foreign Policy10 min
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (Prof. dr. Giles Scott-Smith)11 min
Arctic Council (Prof. dr. Giles Scott-Smith)9 min
Wrap Up1 min
Extra Video: Interview Mohamed Salih - African Union 11 min
Extra video: Regionalism in Latin America - Joren Selleslaghs8 min
Extra Video: Interview with Hetty Burgman - Cordaid 9 min
Extra Video: Guest Lecture by Federica Mogherini at Leiden University24 min
Reading3 lectures
Vanhoonacker & Pomorska: The European External Action Service and Agenda-Setting in European Foreign Policy min
Frost: The Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and Russia’s Strategic Goals in Central Asia min
Additional Readings min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Test your knowledge20 min
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par SSApr 22nd 2017

Undoubtedly one of the best courses. Loved it. The additional readings were really very useful and the lecture content was manageable and interesting. A must try!

par GCSep 29th 2017

I have come to find such a wonderful course! The combination of Prestigious teacher and involving lectures brought an excellent learning environment!

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Madeleine Hosli

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Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs

À propos de Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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