The Changing Character of War Centre

War on Want fights the causes of poverty and defends human rights, as part of the worldwide movement for global justice. We work in partnership with grassroots social movements, trade unions and workers’ organisations in the Global South and across the world. We challenge human rights abusing corporations and governments, and hold those responsible for inequality and poverty to account. People in the Global South are disproportionately affected by injustice, inequality and human rights abuses. Austerity cuts and insecure work are pushing more and more working people in wealthier countries into poverty.

Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI . The annual increase for UK students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, while studying a course in the School of Humanities and Social Science in the 2022–23 academic year are listed here. Dr Eugene Michail works on contemporary European histories of conflict, refugees, political radicalism, cross-cultural contacts, and memory. He focuses on Balkan and Greek history from the start of the twentieth century to today.

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  • You will draw on history, media, American studies, film, literature and more to deepen your understanding of War and Politics.
  • The Royal Navy policed the waves so that its merchant ships could trade across the globe.
  • In doing so you will consider the political, ideological, economic, military, social and cultural forces that shaped these events.

Analyse attitudes towards the environment and the politics of the environmental movement, pressure groups, political parties, states, the EU and international organisations. Explore the theories that have been developed to advance our knowledge of how global politics works, and the ways in which the field of international relations is expanding today. Nonetheless it is not an indulgence to consider the gendered impact.

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In 1871, German unification dramatically altered the balance of power in Europe. This new power bloc at the heart of central Europe strengthened further when Germany formed an alliance in 1879 with neighbouring Austria-Hungary, which Italy joined three years later. Fear of Germany’s growing strength encouraged Russia and France to enter into alliance in 1893. German ambitions to build a battle fleet initiated a naval arms race with Britain that seriously strained relations between the two. Britain had long seen France and Russia as potential enemies, but from 1904 it negotiated agreements with them, aiming to secure its empire by settling colonial disputes. Undergraduate Politics Focus on the most important topics and debates in past and contemporary politics whilst questioning conventional wisdom and your own preconceived ideas.

You will focus on theoretical and methodological approaches, developing an understanding of these political analysis tools. You will then apply these to both authoritarian and democratic regimes. You will explore a range of political institutions and processes, and move beyond studying these in isolation to develop the analytical skill of comparison. The crisis which developed in the summer of 1914 was one of several that had erupted in Europe in the early twentieth century. International tensions had been mounting, but in every previous crisis a continental war had been avoided.

Chart the history of air warfare from the Red Baron to the drones of today. You’ll explore uses of air power including strategic bombing, airborne troops and aircraft carriers. CCW has been examining the developments of armed conflict and its consequences since 2003. From the outset the intention was to bring together scholars from several disciplines, especially History, Politics, International Relations, Law, and Philosophy.

International Students

Dr Jon Watson works on modern American history, especially from the Second World War onwards. His main areas of interest are race relations in the US, Cold War and Vietnam. He also teaches and researches on the history politics of African-American culture. The Handbook on the Political Economy of War highlights and explores important research questions and discusses the core elements of the political economy of war. On this module you will explore philosophical thinking on war, considering whether war can ever be right.

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The topics are closely related to staff research interest, meaning your work will be aligned with current research. This will help you develop your skills in research and historical investigation. Democracy is the dominant form of political organisation around the world, and it is essential to fully understand how it is put into practice. This includes discussions on the concept and various models of democracy, as well as the institutions and processes that rely on it.