22 July 2016
Geopolitical Concepts: Rethinking Nation-States, National Identity, International Boundaries, Global Power and Security
The relationship between the European Union and Ukraine, the rise of ISIS and the long border conflict between India and Pakistan underline the continued importance of geopolitical concepts such as national identity, power and security. The "Geopolitical Concepts" Summer School helps you better understand why the key concepts in geopolitical analysis mean different things to different people. The lectures teach you different ways to think about key geopolitical concepts. Can we measure power? Is it possible to objectively assess security? And how stable and uncontested is our national identity? Next to giving two talks, you write a paper about a key geopolitical concept in which you analyse how scholars, politicians or media use it in a particular context. Finally, you may also be interested in our other geopolitics course "Geopolitical Theories and Methods"
Leonhardt van Efferink MA/MSc/PhD candidate (Geomeans)
Bachelor/Master students who would like to write essays or thesis about geopolitical themes
PhD students who need to use geopolitical and concepts in their research
Professionals who would need to look at geopolitical trends from different angles
Developing various perspectives on statehood and its main components national identity, sovereignty and territory
Applying the geopolitical concepts global power and national security in research, strategy formulation and policy-making
Recognising patterns in how media, politicians and companies represent the world and particular countries
EUR 475: Course plus course materials.