DIPLOMATIC HISTORY: INTERNATIONAL CRISES OF THE COLD WAR

Course Information
TitleΔΙΠΛΩΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ: ΔΙΕΘΝΕΙΣ ΚΡΙΣΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΨΥΧΡΟΥ ΠΟΛΕΜΟΥ / DIPLOMATIC HISTORY: INTERNATIONAL CRISES OF THE COLD WAR
CodeΔΕΝΣΑ06
FacultyLaw
SchoolLaw
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600016765

Programme of Study: International and European Legal Studies

Registered students: 15
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses117.5
DIKAIO TĪS EURŌPAÏKĪS ENŌSĪSElective Courses117.5
IDIŌTIKO DIETHNES DIKAIO KAI DIKAIO TŌN DIETHNŌN SYNALLAGŌNElective Courses117.5
DĪMOSIO DIETHNES DIKAIOElective Courses117.5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600134071
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of European and World Diplomatic/International History of the 20th century.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing the course, students are expected to be able to: 1. know the course of several major international issues after the end of World War II; 2. recognize the most important actors and factors that contributed to the outbreak, escalation and termination of international crises during the same period; 3. assess the relative importance of political, military and economic factors for the course of international affairs; 4. evaluate and utilize information on post-war international affairs; 5. possess sufficient historical background in order to comprehend approaches to international phenomena advanced by the different perspectives of International Law and International Relations.
General Competences
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Students are expected to deepen their knowledge of the history of international relations both during the Cold War and the post-Cold War era. To that end, the following general themes serve as main axes: 1. nuclear weapons, the likelihood of their use and the control of nuclear armaments; 2. interventions of the United States in third countries and crises of the Cold War; 3. the rapprochement between the United States and the People's Republic of China; 4. interventions of the Soviet Union in third countries and crises of the Cold War; 5. the termination of the Cold War; 6. post-Cold War crises. These general themes are broken down into forty two specific topics, which the students are invited to elaborate upon. Student participation in the course is supported by topic-specific electronic dossiers, a list of publicly available electronic sources, and extensive bibliography. Since most sources are in English, a good knowledge of the language is mandatory.
Keywords
Cold War, diplomacy, crisis management, intervention, insurgency, bipolarity, deterrence, detente
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
  • electronic dossiers
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Student participation in the course is supported by topic-specific electronic dossiers, a list of publicly available electronic sources, and extensive bibliography, part of which becomes available on line.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures261.0
Reading Assigment753
Written assigments502
Exams371.5
Total1887.5
Student Assessment
Description
Participation in class, including public presentation of topics (33%) Written essay (33%) Written final examination (33%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Class participation
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Peter Calvocoressi, Η διεθνής πολιτική μετά το 1945, 2 τόμοι (μετάφραση: Γιώργος Βοσκόπουλος, Κωνσταντίνος Τ. Κολιόπουλος, Σπυρίδων Γ. Πλουμίδης), εκδ. Τουρίκη, 2010, ISBN 978-960-6761-08-9
Additional bibliography for study
ΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΝΙΚΕΣ ΠΗΓΕΣ National Security Archive: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/ Cold War International History Project, Virtual Archive: http://wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1409&fuseaction=va2.browse&sort=Collection Cold War International History Project, Cold War International History Project Bulletin (1-16): http://wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1409&fuseaction=topics.publications Central Intelligence Agency, Library (ιδίως: Center for the Study of Intelligence, Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room) : https://www.cia.gov/library/index.html
Last Update
24-10-2018