- The ability to demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and development of global diplomacy, drawing on a variety of relevant contributing disciplines in the broad field of International Studies.
- An understanding of changes in diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics.
- A sound grounding in both theoretical and empirical approaches to debates in diplomacy so that students have been exposed to the skills needed to analyse global diplomacy.
- Knowledge of how issues concerning global diplomacy in historical and contemporary contexts.
- Knows the nature and development of global diplomacy theory
- Distinguishes between ‘success’ diplomacy and ‘failure’ diplomacy
- Demonstrates understanding of diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics
- Differentiates types of diplomacy and main actors
- Identifies and assess the positions and interests of key international subjects, based on theories of global diplomacy
- Explains the ways different worldviews affect the practices that become diplomacies of place
- Lecture 1. Introduction: The Art of NegotiationSeminar 1 Group e-tivity: Simulation of diplomacy negotiation.
- Lecture 2. What is Diplomacy?Online course “Global Diplomacy - Diplomacy in the Modern World.” Week 1. https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-diplomacy/home/week/1 Seminar 2
- Lecture 3. Success and Failure in DiplomacyOnline course “Global Diplomacy - Diplomacy in the Modern World.” Week 2. https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-diplomacy/home/week/2 Seminar 3. Theories of Diplomacy: Modes of Practice
- Lecture 4. The Qualities of a 'Good' DiplomatOnline course “Global Diplomacy - Diplomacy in the Modern World.” Week 3. https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-diplomacy/home/week/3 Seminar 4. Theories of Diplomacy: The Main Actors
- Lecture 5. Diplomacy in ActionOnline course “Global Diplomacy - Diplomacy in the Modern World.” Week 4. https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-diplomacy/home/week/4 Seminar 5. Group presentation: Case Studies Group presentation of cases.
- Lecture 6. Reflections on DiplomacyOnline course “Global Diplomacy - Diplomacy in the Modern World.” Week 5. https://www.coursera.org/learn/global-diplomacy/home/week/5 Seminar 6. Types Of Diplomacy and Diplomacies of Place
- Seminar 7. Types Of Diplomacy and Diplomacies of Place
- Seminar 8. Final test
- In-class ParticipationMeaningful engagement with the mandatory readings demonstrated • Own critical approach to the reading and lecture materials elucidated • By bringing in concepts and empirical examples from other fields of study, the student demonstrates a complex understanding of the introduced concepts • Contribution to the class dynamics: by reflecting on earlier points and comments, students can again demonstrate a practical understanding of the discussed concepts, as well as their abilities to understand the dynamics of ongoing discussions. Conversely, redundant and self-serving comments will lower the participation grade. • In case someone finds participation in discussions challenging, there is also an opportunity to send questions and comments related to the mandatory readings before the respective class sessions.
- Online Course Assignments
- Final testmultiple choice test
- Exam assignmentmultiple choice test
- Presentation assignmentThe student should team up with his colleagues in a group of 3-5 people. The presentation should be 15-20 minutes long. The main purpose of the presentation is to analyze a case from the practice of Global Diplomacy.
- Interim assessment (3 module)0.35 * Exam assignment + 0.1 * Final test + 0.25 * In-class Participation + 0.2 * Online Course Assignments + 0.1 * Presentation assignment
- Holmes, A., & Rofe, J. S. (2016). Global Diplomacy : Theories, Types, and Models. Boulder, Colorado: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1196773
- Lansing, R. (2012). The Peace Negotiations : A Personal Narrative. Andrews UK.
- Thierry Balzacq, Frédéric Charillon, & Frédéric Ramel. (2020). Global Diplomacy : An Introduction to Theory and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Andrew F. Cooper, Jorge Heine, & Ramesh Thakur. (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy. OUP Oxford.
- Black, J. (2010). A History of Diplomacy. London: Reaktion Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=342741
- G. R. Berridge. (2022). Diplomacy : Theory and Practice (Vol. 6th ed. 2022). Palgrave Macmillan.
- Olubukola S. Adesina. (2017). Foreign policy in an era of digital diplomacy. Cogent Social Sciences, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2017.1297175