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INTR10612: International Relations and Global History
Transcript of INTR10612: International Relations and Global History
International Relations and Global History
Dr Natalie Martin
Week 10 - Introduction
9th October 2015
Historical Sociology approach
DEF: "Historical sociology is the study of the historical emergence, reproduction and breakdown of social orders."
ie: How the world society we have has come to be
Why bother? Need to understand why we are how we are in order to understand contemporary IR.
An IR module - about history
Links between History and International Relations
Takes a historical sociology approach
IR is about relations between states
But until 1648 nation states did not exist.
Part 1: Changing Geographies and Orders
Part 2: Forces for Change
Part 3: Crises
Part 4: Co-operation
Start next week (w/b October 12th)
WARNING - Reading required
Check timetables regularly
and NTU email
Handbook on NOW - including reading list
NM office hour - Tuesday and Friday 2-3pm MAE 219
Other times by appointment
David Cameron was wrong about Twitter:
Twitter is a teaching tool - #INTR10612
Twitter is a resource
Twitter is a medium
Follow me… @drnataliemartin
Sheldon Cooper not right about everything
Social science is not an easy option
If not sure – ask or read something
Other ways of learning
Film and documentary
Dir: Adam Curtis
Watch: C4 News/Newsnight
Listen: BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
A two-hour examination at the end of the year.
Participation in seminars
Evidence of a sound understanding of the main concepts, texts and ideas presented in the module;
A capacity to discuss, link and compare these concepts, texts and ideas and to produce critical analysis;
ie: Read and plan
Leave time to think
Can lose you marks
Grammar and Punctuation
Week 11 none
Week 12 - How to do well in this module
Week 13 + one week behind lecture