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Бакалаврская программа «Политология и мировая политика»

Global Diplomacy

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 3 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course offers a comprehensive look at the key concepts of diplomacy and the institutional development of diplomatic relations. The course will examine the role and the meaning of diplomacy in International affairs and its evolution from traditional or bilateral to multilateral and global diplomacy. The course develops a framework for understanding the phenomenon of Global Diplomacy with particular focus on its history, main theories, types and models. Essentially the course is an introduction to the theory of Global Diplomacy with a special attention to theoretical and empirical approaches to debates in diplomacy so that students will have been exposed to the skills needed to analyze global diplomacy. After completing the course learners will have an understanding of changes in diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics. Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World by the University of London (https://ru.coursera.org/learn/global-diplomacy)
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrates understanding of diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics
  • Differentiates types of diplomacy and main actors
  • Distinguishes between ‘success’ diplomacy and ‘failure’ diplomacy
  • Explains the ways different worldviews affect the practices that become diplomacies of place
  • Identifies and assess the positions and interests of key international subjects, based on theories of global diplomacy
  • Knows the nature and development of global diplomacy theory
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Lecture 1. Introduction: The Art of Negotiation
  • Lecture 2. What is Diplomacy?
  • Lecture 3. Success and Failure in Diplomacy
  • Lecture 4. The Qualities of a 'Good' Diplomat
  • Lecture 5. Diplomacy in Action
  • Lecture 6. Reflections on Diplomacy
  • Seminar 7. Types Of Diplomacy and Diplomacies of Place
  • Seminar 8. Final test
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class Participation
    Meaningful 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.
  • non-blocking Online Course Assignments
  • non-blocking Final test
    multiple choice test
  • non-blocking Exam assignment
    multiple choice test
  • non-blocking Presentation assignment
    The 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

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
    0.35 * Exam assignment + 0.1 * Final test + 0.25 * In-class Participation + 0.2 * Online Course Assignments + 0.1 * Presentation assignment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • 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.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • 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