Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy (distance)

Diplomacy and Foreign Policy are central to the understanding of international politics. The structure of the international system induces a constant need for political dialogue and negotiations. Besides war, diplomacy is the common language states are using to interact on the world stage.

Complementing the first core module on Diplomacy and Foreign Policy which provides theoretical understanding of the subject, this second core module applies these theoretical tools to contemporary diplomatic and negotiation issues and great power politics. The teaching and learning strategy of this distance learning Diplomacy and Foreign Policy module is designed to give students both theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary issues in diplomacy and foreign policy.

Learning activities consist of teaching podcasts, online discussion, presentation and web seminars (e.g. mock negociation exercise). Tutor will provide help and support throughout your distance learning process via online discussion, email and web conferencing facility. You can also meet your tutors online to ask questions or discuss your study during their online office hours.

Suggested Reading:

L.A. Broadhead, International Environmental Politics: the Limits of Green Diplomacy, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002.

M. J. Butler, International Conflict Management, Routledge, 2009.

J. A. Larsen and J. J. Wirtz, Arms Control and Cooperative Security, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009.

D. Lesage et al., Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World, Ashgate, 2010.

J. H. Mittelman, Contesting Global Order: Development, Global Governance and Globalization, Routledge, 2011.

I. Shapiro, Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy against Global Terror, Princeton University Press, 2008.

J. G. Speth and P. M. Haas, Global Environmental Governance, Island Press, 2006.

M. Telo (ed), European Union and Global Governance, Routledge/Garnet Series, 2009.

A. Heywood, Global Politics, Palgrave, 2011.