POLS3012 Conflict in World Politics (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Analysis of main theories and issue areas regarding the subject.

Completion methods

Lecture and/or textual materials; essay

Assessment details

Active participation in teaching, writing a conceptually sensible essay on the themes of the course.

Learning outcomes

The student is able to understand causes of conflict, tensions and violence in the world system, as well as how to mitigate them.

Description of prerequisites

Basics of Social Sciences

Study materials

Will be announced during the course.


  • Buzan, B.: From International to World Society? (Ebrary)
  • Carr, E.H.: The Twenty Years’ Crisis 1919-1939
  • Jackson, P.T.: Civilizing the Enemy (Ebrary)
  • If no lectures are held, the course can be completed by writing an essay using the following books:
  • Wendt, A.: Social Theory of International Politics
  • Waltz, K.: Theory of International Politics
  • Bliddal, H. et al (toim.): Classics of International Relations (Ebrary)
  • And one of the following:

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item