Improve your knowledge in international studies (including history, theories of international relations and international economics)
Compare the way international institutions and national states address the fragmentation of World politics and policies (with the help of intercultural and organizational studies)
Reflect upon economic, demographic, geographic, and anthropological data
We live in a wonderfully diverse world, but with difference often comes conflict. Is global cooperation between humans possible despite their cultural, institutional, and environmental differences? Do ideological confrontations endanger international cooperation?
Find out with this course exploring organizations and cultures across the globe. Evaluate beliefs about the “clash of civilisations” and examine whether our world really is becoming more liberal.
Ce cours peut être entièrement suivi en français. Des traductions françaises sont disponibles, les discussions se déroulant sur un forum francophone.
Universalism and authenticity
Modernity and tradition
Pretended or true cultural distinctions
Going alone or getting along
Waves of democratisation
Waves of deregulation
Setbacks: non linear change
Back to the past: the world in 1925
A step towards the future: the World in 2025
This course will be of particular interest to business and international relations students, professionals who work in global businesses, IGOs and NGOs experts and negotiators who are or may be confronted to intercultural experiences.
However it doesn’t require any previous experience and anyone with an interest in global politics and culture can take part.
If you are taking this course as part of the International Relations program for credit, you will be expected to spend 10 hours per week studying this course. If you are not taking the course for credit, 6 hours per week is expected for basic understanding.