Ontemporary Issues in World Politics exam question(please see Assignment Criteria)
This is an exam revision for the module Contemporary Issues In World Politics
Please answer separately the exam questions below(answer 1000 words for each question 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Totally, 5 question5000 words!(You may exceed word limit but do not write less then 1000 words)
Do not add references or bibliography on essay
1. Which are the most important actors and structures in International Relations?
Explain your answer using a variety of theoretical perspectives.
2. Compare and contrast the mainstream and critical approaches to poverty and development. Which account is more convincing?
3. How should the international community respond to environmental issues, if at all? Answer with reference to different theoretical perspectives.
4. Is a state-centric analysis of International Relations still relevant to contemporary world politics?
5. Is intervention on humanitarian grounds justified?
The key textbook for this module is:
Baylis, John, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (eds) (2011) The Globalization of World
Politics (5th edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Other books which you may find useful introductions to International Relations include:
Brown, Chris and Kirsten Ainley (2009) Understanding International Relations (4th edition), Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Evans, Graham and Jeffrey Newnham (1998) The Penguin Dictionary of International
Relations, London: Penguin.
Held, David et al (2000) The Global Transformations Reader, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Heywood, Andrew (2011) Global Politics, Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan.
Jackson, Robert and Georg Sorensen (2003) Introduction to International Relations, Oxford:
Oxford University Press.
Steans, Jill (1998) Gender and International Relations, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Stiles, Kendall W. (2004) Case Histories in International Politics, London: Pearson.
White, Brian, Richard Little and Steve Smith (eds) (2005) Issues in World Politics, 3rd ed, Basingstoke: Palgrave.