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International Political Theory

  • 7.5 credits

This course offers a broad introduction to normative theory in international relations as well specialization on specific issues within this area of research.

The themes covered in the course include distributive justice, international law, human rights, political self-determination, migration, democracy, war and ideal and non- ideal theory. The course offers the students a possibility to critically scrutinize different proposals for a more just, democratic, and legitimate world order.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course is organized as a series of compulsory seminars with high degree of student activity. 


    The course is examined by two take-home examinations.

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
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