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400005 FK Theory and its Operationalization (2021W)

Colloquium for Doctoral Candidates

Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 15 participants
Language: English



The course will be held digital.

Sa 16.10. Groupe 1 10:00-13:00 Groupe 2 14:00-17:00
Sa 13.11. Groupe 1 10:00-13:00 Groupe 2 14:00-17:00
Sa 15.01. Groupe 1 10:00-13:00 Groupe 2 14:00-17:00
Sa 22.01. Groupe 1 10:00-13:00 Groupe 2 14:00-17:00
Sa 29.01. Groupe 1 10:00-13:00 Groupe 2 14:00-17:00


Aims, contents and method of the course

This SE helps doctoral candidates to find an appropriate theory of international relations for their theses. It also will make suggestions how to apply it to specific cases studies.
At the first step, the lector will introduce the major IR Theories. They include among others (neo)-realism, liberal institutionalism, regime theory, English school, constructivism, interdependence and integrations theories, democratic peace and security communities. Then the students will present their individual topics and apply the theories to their case studies. The lector discusses with the students the best way on how to operationalize the theories for their topics.

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Last modified: Tu 24.08.2021 17:09