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The Changing Global Order

How are international power relations changing and how can global peace and stability be maintained? This course familiarizes you with some main theories of international relations, shows how the global order is gradually changing and discusses how selected international and regional organizations contribute to the maintenance of global peace and security. You learn what research findings tell us in terms of the capacity of international organizations and actors to help prevent or stop violent conflict, what tools are used to negotiate agreements and how foundations for sustainable peace are best created. We will also focus on the role of the European Union in terms of diplomacy and efforts to prevent conflict, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the contribution of organizations such as the African Union to the prevention of conflict and war. We will study the United Nations Security Council and see in which ways its membership could be adapted to more accurately reflect the power relations of the current global order. Through quizzes and exercises testing your knowledge of these subjects, you will understand crucial concepts and get insights into how the academic study of international relations and international organization contributes to the search for global stability and peace in practice.

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Universiteit Leiden

Rating 4.6 based on 34 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 4-7 hours per week
Starts Dec 3 (last week)
Cost $49
From Universiteit Leiden via Coursera
Instructor Madeleine Hosli
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Humanities Art & Design
Tags Social Sciences History Governance And Society Arts And Humanities

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very interesting in 5 reviews

It was very interesting course, and have wide range of professors and also wide range of topics, there were additional videos and interviews with very powerful persons which gave more insight for the topics discussed.

very interesting lectures!

Just completed the course (without partaking in the 7th week group assignment) and I found it to be a very interesting, well put together, informative and professional course.

The course is very interesting & informative.

Extremely well-crafted and executed, this course is intellectually very challenging and very interesting to all interested in global politics, conflict management and international relations.

about international relations in 3 reviews

Good and well-structured introduction into thinking about international relations.

Even though it was about international relations, a lot of things going on right now have to do with sanctions and not really diplomacy.

Such a great way to learn a depth of information A very good course about international relations.

good course in 3 reviews

good course I have come to find such a wonderful course!

A good global/general overview of oppertunities and threads irt new emerging powers and states!For me, as European, it may had more focus on CSTO instead of NATO (we generally know enough about this organizations, and information about CSTO is more difficult to get (in English/German/French/Dutch)After all a very good course, i'm looking forward to see a followup comming ;-) Very well done course surveying realpolitik, soft and hard power, negotiation, the UN, NATO, EU and global relations.

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Universiteit Leiden

Rating 4.6 based on 34 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 4-7 hours per week
Starts Dec 3 (last week)
Cost $49
From Universiteit Leiden via Coursera
Instructor Madeleine Hosli
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Humanities Art & Design
Tags Social Sciences History Governance And Society Arts And Humanities