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Discover Innovative Approaches to Explaining Global Complexity

Sign up for the Stand Alone Module on Theories in Global Politics and gain insights not only into the traditional theories of International Relations but also into the innovative and transdisciplinary approaches focusing on the “post-national” and the “post-politics” era.

News from Dec 09, 2015

Inner, outer and transnational influences on politics and governance are more difficult to separate from one another than ever before. National policy-makers seem to be increasingly over-burdened leading to insufficient and half-baked measures. Challenges are arising from within: media framing plays an important role in setting the agenda in the realm of domestic politics; economic and social problems are difficult to grasp and the complex financial interactions beyond state borders are impossible to contain. Representative democracies engulf a crisis and get entangled in time-consuming voting procedures while the problems awaiting political responses grow, transform and migrate to encompass various policy fields. A structural debt burden troubling the majority of industrialized nations’ governments decreases their ability to negotiate with veto players nationally and internationally.

The Stand Alone Module on Global Politics Theories starting on December 28 offers various perspectives and theoretical tools that might be helpful in grasping and explaining current political complexities. However, it does not offer a universal solution for resolving these challenges, rather the students will be trained to do it themselves within the twelve-week long intensive course under the supervision of CGP expert Daniel Kuchler. PhD candidate at Rockefeller College at the State University of New York at Albany, his research concentrates on History of Political Thought, Theory of International Relations and Modern Political Philosophy.