Renegotiating the political settlement in war

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The assassination of Franz Ferdinand stoked old tensions beyond the Balkans. The crisis spread as other powers pledged support for either Austria or Serbia. Austria knew that conflict with Serbia would likely involve Russia, which saw itself as Serbia’s protector. On 5 July, Germany promised Austria full support for a severe response against Serbia. Austria-Hungary’s aggression towards Serbia and Russian support for Serbia in the aftermath of the assassination stemmed from fears that, if either backed down, they would lose credibility and prestige as great powers.

  • This is the first book length study of war in the thought of one of the twentieth-century’s most important and original political thinkers.
  • You’ll consider its core policies, including the European Single Market, environmental policy and the implications of Brexit.
  • International tensions had been mounting, but in every previous crisis a continental war had been avoided.
  • It’s your chance to get the degree you need and the future you want.

You will study the characteristics of authoritarian systems, the structures, actors and actions that foster and maintain them. You will also consider the place of authoritarian systems in international politics, and examine their relationships with totalitarianism and democracy. We will use case studies to illustrate and analyse theoretical and conceptual approaches to authoritarianism. The world and its issues and debates do not neatly divide into discrete subjects. This module is about how politics overlaps and interacts with other fields of study. You will consider case studies that incorporate perspectives from both politics and other subjects as you gain an interdisciplinary approach to politics.

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Europe’s leaders went to war with the general support of their citizens. This was especially important in Britain, where there was no compulsory military service and recruitment would be dependent on voluntary enlistment. More broadly our degree opens up to sectors that value critical research skills and a good knowledge of modern history and politics, such as media, journalism, law, politics, government, museums, archives, and publishing.

This module examines the historical origins of European integration, using various theoretical and conceptual approaches. You will also discuss contemporary debates and issues surrounding the EU, such as the democratic deficit, enlargement and withdrawal, and the Euro. This module is your introduction to the academic study of Politics. You will become familiar with basic terms, concepts, methodologies and issues in the study of politics, preparing you for the rest of your degree. We will explore the diverse definitions and the scope of politics, and discuss what politics means to you.

Current students

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Learn about the role of modern navies, piracy, terrorism, maritime law, economy, expeditionary warfare and the frightening fragility of the world you take for granted. An opportunity to study for a semester abroad at any of our partner institutions. Select a number of modules on offer from the host institution to count towards your degree. This module examines the economic transformations of China in a historical, cultural and political context.