Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable: To be arranged.
Situated within a recent reassessment of the relation between religion and international politics, this module is designed to investigate the theological dimension in international theory primarily via an examination of Christian Realism and the Augustinian tradition in IR. In particular, the module revisits important theological moments in IR theory as exemplified in the work of Reinhold Niebuhr, Herbert Butterfield, Martin Wight and Hans Morgenthau and assesses the political theologies informing their thought. Finally, the module critically evaluates the recent worldwide revamping of political theology in international relations and examines the implications of recasting International Relations as a theo-political discourse for rethinking the global politics of religion.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take IR3061
Weekly contact: 1-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial.
Scheduled learning hours: 22
Guided independent study hours: 254
As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr V Paipais
Module teaching staff: Dr V Paipais