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210057 LK BAK8: International Politics (2021S)

(engl.)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work
REMOTE

Die Lehre wird im SoSe 2021 zu Beginn voraussichtlich digital stattfinden. Je nach Lage wird auf hybride oder Vor-Ort-Lehre umgestellt. Die Lehrenden werden die konkrete Organisationsform und Lehrmethodik auf ufind und Moodle bekannt geben, wobei auch mit kurzfristigen Änderungen gerechnet werden muss.

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Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This course will be held online via Zoom. The links to the live online-sessions will be made available on Moodle.

Tuesday 09.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 16.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 23.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 13.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 20.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 27.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 04.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 11.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 18.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 01.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 08.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 15.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 22.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Tuesday 29.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The reading course examines links between legal and illegal practices embedded within the broader context of the imperial mode of living and supplements the lecture "International Politics", which discusses the historical, conceptual and theoretical basics of international politics in general. In particular, we will focus on the global trade of illicit drugs and the socio-ecological crisis. Critical perspectives will be applied to these contemporary debates in order to broaden our understanding of the unequal global north-south relations. The production, distribution, and consumption of illicit drugs are interrelated and affect politics in a myriad of ways by shaping social behavior, local and national institutions, cultural practices, markets, and international relations. In a similar way, an analysis of socio-environmental struggles reveals the assumption of unlimited access to resources, which is secured through hegemonic patterns of the world economy and a contested role of the state. Among the topics and categories to be discussed are postcolonial approaches, intersectionality, illicit drug trade, drug policy, and global political ecology; these will be used to explore the complexity of the dynamics between the geopolitical north and south.

Assessment and permitted materials

The reading course requires a continuous assessment of work and therefore attendance is mandatory. Active participation is expected during all sessions. Group or individual oral presentations will be organized accordingly. A final review paper (min. 2000 words) or podcast (10-15 minutes) will be compulsory, which can be submitted in English or Spanish. Details about the deadline and structure of the course will be presented during the first session.

We kindly encourage students to check regularly the Moodle platform for up-to-date adjustments to this course during the time of remote learning taking place at the University of Vienna.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements will include to positively complete all the assessment criteria mentioned above.

Grading Scale:
1 = 87-100 % excellent (outstanding performance)
2 = 75-86 % good (generally good, but with some errors)
3 = 63-74 % satisfactory (generally sound work with a number of substantial errors)
4 = 50-62 % sufficient (performance meets the minimum criteria)
5 = 0 – 49 % unsatisfactory (< 50%; substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work)

Grading criteria:
1. Reading notes: 20%
2. Attendance, active participation and working groups: 20%
3. Co-moderation: 20%
4. Final review paper or podcast: 40%

Further details will be introduced during the first session and uploaded to the Moodle platform. The reading course will be held in English. However, a working knowledge of German is required as some articles will be in German.

Two unexcused absences are allowed. Please notice that attendance to the first session is mandatory.

Good academic practice is expected. This includes proper citation of sources. Plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct (only in German): https://politikwissenschaft.univie.ac.at/studium/informationen-fuer-studierende/

Examination topics

Texts and materials used during the term (see Moodle platform).

Reading list

Brand, Ulrich & Wissen, Markus (2018). The Limits to Capitalist Nature: Theorizing and overcoming the imperial mode of living. Transforming capitalism (p.1-21). London, New York Rowman & Littlefield International.

Jones, B. G. (2006). Introduction: International Relations, Eurocentrism, and Imperialism In: Jones, B. G. (Ed.). (2006). Decolonizing international relations (1-19). Lanham, Md.; Plymouth: Rowman & Littlefield.

Moeller, Kim (2018). Drug Market Criminology: Combining Economic and Criminological Research on Illicit Drug Markets. International Criminal Justice Review, 28 (3), 191-205.

Peet, R., Robbins, P., & Watts, M. (2011). Global Nature. In R. Peet, P. Robbins, & M. Watts (Eds.), Global Political Ecology (pp. 1–24). London, New York: Routledge.

South, Nigel & Wyatt, Tanya (2011). Comparing illicit trades in wildlife and drugs: An exploratory study. Deviant Behavior, 32(6), 538 - 561.

A complete syllabus will be provided on the Moodle platform with selected texts from the lecture and additional literature.

Association in the course directory

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