International Policy 2, 7.5 credits

Internationell politik 2, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Khalid Khayati

Course coordinator

Khalid Khayati

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson


ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2019 201909-201913 Swedish Linköping, Valla
F7KPO Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics (Political science) 4 (Spring 2019) 201909-201913 Swedish Linköping, Valla E
F7KPO Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics (Political science) 6 (Spring 2019) 201909-201913 Swedish Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics

Entry requirements

Completed Political Science with at least 22.5 HE credits approved (or the equivalent). 

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge of theoretical analysis perspectives, normative approaches and empirical conditions in international policy.

Course content

The course covers certain current and fundamentally interesting fields in international relations, based on central and current scientific literature in the subject. Strong emphasis is placed on the students' abilities and skills to independently apply and critically relate to analyses of international policy.

Teaching and working methods

The course includes lectures where the course contents are introduced and developed. The lectures complement the reading list. The seminars constitute a central part of the students' learning processes and provide an opportunity to reflect and, in groups, critically discuss, in order to further the students' approach and skills. The student is expected to be well prepared for the lectures and to have completed the seminar preparations according to the instructions in the course description. The student is expected to assimilate the reading list independently and/or in self-organised reading groups.


The course is examined through a written individual examination. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
TEN2 Written Examination 5.5 credits U, G, VG
SEM4 Seminar 4 0.5 credits U, G
SEM3 Seminar 3 0.5 credits U, G
SEM2 Seminar 2 0.5 credits U, G
SEM1 Seminar 1 0.5 credits U, G


Fawcett, Louise L'Estrange, (2016) International relations of the Middle East Fourth edition. Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016]

ISBN: 9780198708742

Grech, Omar & Wohlfeld, Monika (eds.), Migration in the Mediterranean: Human Rights, Security and Development Perspectives MEDAC: Malta


Antoun, R.T., Civil society, tribal process, and change in Jordan: An anthroplogical view International Journal of Middle East Studies 2000, 32(4):441-463

Blanchard, M. Christopher & Humud, E. Carla, The Islamic State and U.S. Policy Congressional Research Service 2017

Dionigi, F., The Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon: State fragility and social resilience LSE Middle East Centre Paper Series 15 February 2016

Ghannouchi, Rached., From political Islam to Muslim democracy: The Ennahda party and the future of Tunisia Foreign Affairs Volume 95, Number 5, 2016
Gregory Gause III, F., Beyond Sectarianism: The New Middle East Cold War BROOKINGS DOHA CENTER ANALYSIS PAPER Number 11, July 2014
Halim, Asyiqin Abdul, Ibn Khaldun´s theory of Asabiyyah and the concept of muslim Ummah Journal of Al-Tamaddun 2014, 9.1
Halim, Asyiqin Abdul, et al., Ibn Khaldun’s Theory of ‘Asabiyyah and its application in modern Muslim society Middle-East J Sci Res 2012, 11.9: 1232-1237
Ross, L. Michael, Does oil hinder Democracy? World Politics 53 (April 2001), 325--

Smith, Ben, ISIS and the sectarian conflict in the Middle East House of Commons Library 19 March 2015

Spickard, J. V., Tribes and cities: towards an Islamic sociology of religion. Social Compass 48(1), 103-116.
Walt, M. Stephen, ISIS as Revolutionary State: New Twist on an Old Story Foreign Affairs November/December 2015


Borderland Europe and the challenge of migration.
Fault Lines of the Revolution Political Actors, Camps and Conflicts in the New Libya
Global terrorism in 2016
Roots of Syrian Crisis
The Global Refugee Crisis: A Conspiracy of Neglect
The refugee “crisis” in the Middle East and North Africa

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