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School of Politics and International Relations

POL256 War in World Politics

(POL256B - Spring)

Level: 5

Semester: B

Credit Value: 15

Module Convenor: Dr Katharine Hall

Overlap: None

Pre-requisite: None

Compulsory for: Semi-compulsory L250, L25Y

Associate Availability: Full Year and Autumn only


This module examines the study of war in world politics, investigating the practices of war in the modern international system and the key concerns surrounding them today. The module surveys three interrelated issues: the connections between war, violence and politics; war and socio-political change; and war as normative problem.

Assessment: 1 x Fact Sheet 1000 words (40%) and 1 x Review Essay 2000 words (60%)