War in International Order
King's College London
Area of Study
Intelligence Studies, International Affairs
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Module description: War is one of the most challenging events that a society can encounter. War can challenge a society's identity, culture, and even survival, it is accompanied by violence and suffering. If wars had long been exceptional occurrences that were clearly delimited in time (times of war) and space (the battlefield), contemporary wars are increasingly becoming more extensive and more ordinary. This module aims to introduce students to the most important challenges that war poses for international order. It draws on ideas from international relations, sociology, political theory and philosophy to equip students with the necessary theoretical frameworks and conceptual toolboxes to understand wars in the international order.
The module is structured in four sections that introduce students to the relations between war and creating order, managing order, challenging order as well as transformations in international order and debates about new orders/old orders. Each of the four sections end with a one in-depth case study in which students can apply the approaches discussed in the previous weeks. This will enhance students' analytical skills, both in terms of developing and presenting their own arguments, developing their capacity to engage in informed discussion and argument about complex political questions.
Credit level: 5
Credit value: 30
Assessment: written examination/s; coursework;
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