Proseminar: Einführung in die Internationalen Beziehungen: Global Issues Global Issues and International Cooperation(IB) (HWS 2013)

Instructor: Anastasia Ershova


In a globalizing world contemporary political actors and societies are increasingly confronted with global issues that require undertaking local and international actions. A main objective of this course is to familiarize students with ideas, concepts, and ways to analyze the resulting challenges for international cooperation and domestic politics by focusing on the study of financial crises, environmental crises, terrorism, democratization and international migration.


Baylis, John, Smith, Steve and Owens, Patricia (2010). The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. Fifth Edition. Oxford University Press.

Sassen, Saskia (1996). Losing Control? Sovereignty in an Age of Globalization. Columbia University Press

Warschauer, Mark (2003). Technology and Social Inclusion: Rethinking the Digital Divide. MIT Press.

Sassen, Saskia (1998). Globalization and Its Discontents: Essays on the New Mobility of People and Money. New Press.

Grading: class participation (25%), presentation (25%) and final paper (50%)

Office hours: By appointment

Dates and Times:

Fridays 12:00-13:30 (weekly), Room: A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 143

Fridays 15:30-17:00 (weekly), Room: A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 317