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This subject is an occasion to reflect on some important recent developments in global politics: the global economic crisis, Islamist militancy, humanitarian intervention and global surveillance. Its thematic cohesion comes from the choice of a left political perspective in selecting readings. Accordingly, the main issues are understood within the broader context of the post-World War II interests of capital and state in the powerful countries – especially in North America, Western Europe and the Middle East. By the end of the subject you should have a rigorous understanding of contemporary critical thought on developments that are likely to shape the coming generation.
Intended learning outcomes
students who successfully complete this subject will:
- understand the theoretical sources of the key concepts in this area of study;
- understand the application of these concepts to their professional field or study area;
- have developed research and analysis skills to enable further study in the area of international justice at a higher academic level.
Last updated: 6 December 2019