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International Relations

Mednarodni odnosi

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 30 hours of exercises, 0 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Zlatko Šabič


  • Asst. Prof. Faris Kočan






First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Defence Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of International Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Public Policies and Sdministration
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Studies of Politics and the State

Short content

International Relations (IR) as an academic discipline and international relations as practice. Academic study of international relations (IR theories): theoretical approaches to studying international relations and their significance for explaining/understanding of the international community. Development of the contemporary international community – key milestones and its basic characteristics. Development of means for peaceful settlement of disputes and the limitation of the right to wage wars. The structure of the contemporary international community: objective factors and their significance in the contemporary international community; subjects of international relations (analysis of the role and significance of states, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, individuals, terrorist groups, multinational companies and other actors); processes and relations (international co-operation, international conflicts and international relations as a system of North-South relations, with a focus on the processes of colonialism, decolonisation and neo-colonialism); international norms (including public international law), their significance for legitimate/non-legitimate and legal/illegal actor behaviour. Ongoing analysis of contemporary international events: their analysis in the context of the elements of the structure of the contemporary international community, and analysis of media reports about those events.

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Curriculum was last modified on: 23.09.2022