Geopolitical Concepts: Rethinking Nation-States, National Identity, International Boundaries, Global Power and Security [Summer School]

This description applies to an earlier year. For links to my 2019 Summer School courses at Maastricht University, please have a look at this overview.

 Geopolitical Concepts: Rethinking Nation-States, National Identity, International Boundaries, Global Power and Security [Summer School]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.

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5 thoughts on “Geopolitical Concepts: Rethinking Nation-States, National Identity, International Boundaries, Global Power and Security [Summer School]

  • 2015 (February) at 02:26
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    Hello,

    please can you give me more details about the modality and the process to register in your school of summer and how many days can take the programme of Geopolitics in?

    Best regards from Ali Sahara

    • 2015 (February) at 10:14
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      Dear Ali,
      Thanks for your interest in the course. The links to the information you request are all provided on top of this page, but I´d be happy to repeat them here. The programme covers five days and is available through this link and registration is possible at the Maastricht University website through this link. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
      Kind regards,
      Leonhardt

  • 2015 (March) at 12:32
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    Hello,
    I am interested in attending this course. I am just concerned about the assessment part. The course runs for five days only. Will the students have time to prepare for the presentations, assignments and the exam? I am asking because the description above mentions that the course caters for beginners in the field.

    Best Regards,
    Maguy

    • 2015 (March) at 12:42
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      Dear Maguy,
      Thanks for your question. I will make sure you have sufficient time to do the work that is required to get the course certificate. There is no exam, and your presentations help you write the paper. Last year, everyone who made an effort finished their course paper and got a pass. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
      Kind regards,
      Leonhardt

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