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„The Future of Liberal World Order“

 

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Wintersemester 2017/18

Politische Wissenschaft

Master-Seminar: „Strategy in an unraveling World Order: US-American and German Foreign Policy”

Prof. James D. Bindenagel

Beschreibung: 

How can a shared multilateral order in a world of divergent historical perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism be maintained? Both the US and Germany are facing this global challenge with different foreign policy strategies. What are the reasons for their varying approaches and how can they be explained? Will the US continue to be the guarantor of the multilateral order? Will Germany step up to take on more international responsibility?

In this seminar, theories of international relations are presented and then applied to explain US-American and German foreign policy strategies in times of change. The aim is both to test these theories of international politics and to expand the understanding of the range of possible US-American and German foreign policy activities.

 


Rechtswissenschaften

Jura-Seminar: Völkerrecht und Weltordnung

Prof. Dr. Matthias Herdegen und Prof. James D. Bindenagel


Sommersemester 2017

Rechtswissenschaften

Jura-Seminar: „Sicherheit und Good Governance in der Völkerrechtsordnung

Prof. Dr. Matthias Herdegen und Prof. James D. Bindenagel


Wintersemester 2016/17

Politische Wissenschaft

Master-Seminar: „Domestic Political Influence on Security Policy: German and American Approaches”

Prof. James D. Bindenagel

Beschreibung:

This seminar will examine the influence of domestic politics on foreign policy making in the United States and Germany. The purpose is to identify and analyze the main factors (economic, social and political) that help shape the foreign security policy of each of those states in international security.  The United States and Germany (along with allies in the UN, NATO, EU and OSCE) must win Congressional authority or the Bundestag parliamentary Armed Forces mandates to carry out military missions. Political polarization, a culture of civilian power and other societal influences forge the political consensus that is the basis for foreign and security policy.

Domestic developments in light of the U.S. Presidential election and the upcoming Bundestag election will certainly shape and define the transatlantic security cooperation. After the new American president is inaugurated on January 20, 2017 his/her new articulated policies such as immigration policy, NATO deployments, trade agreements, will also influence the German elections in autumn 2017.

Reflecting on peace and stability in his book “World Order” Henry Kissinger notes that the Westphalian order based on the sanctity of sovereignty is at risk. The great unraveling from globalization, digitalization and technology advances create a dynamic domestic environment around the euro crisis, immigration, unemployment, Germany as a civilian power, nationalism that influences security policy.


Rechtswissenschaften

Jura-Seminar: Sicherheit im Völkerrecht

Prof. Dr. Matthias Herdegen und Prof. James D. Bindenagel


Sommersemester 2016

Politische Wissenschaft

Master-Seminar: „International Security in the 21st Century“

Prof. James D. Bindenagel

Beschreibung:

International Security in the twenty-first century now encompasses global challenges beyond territorial conflicts or Cold War threats of invading tank divisions and nuclear war. Governance in the 21st century is responsible for managing critical problems – from geopolitical territorial conflict, civil war, terrorism, economic development, cyber security, religion, refugees, resources, financial crises, and climate change.

Russian military aggression in Europe, violent extremism in the Middle East and in Europe, and streams of refugees escaping inhuman brutality are threatening today’s order. The peaceful rise of China has shifted geopolitical power globally to the Asia/Pacific area. Cyber security protects the digital world of growing importance; climate change undermines the planet; conflicts over resources lead to war. Responsibility for security is being redistributed in a multipolar world. Military measures alone will not suffice to contain new security threats.

Against the background of these and similar current challenges the seminar has learning outcomes that cultivate your understanding of international security and world order as well as to develop analytical abilities and tools through analysis of the changing nature of statecraft.

Themes include:

  • Russia: Business partner or threat to peace?
  • China: A peaceful rise?
  • EU: Lacking a united European security policy?
  • The Power of Institutions: United Nations, EU, NATO, OSZE
  • Ukraine, Syria: Old Conflicts, New Wars
  • Violent Extremism: The fight against terrorism
  • Cyber security
  • The Environment: Security risks?
  • Energy security

Rechtswissenschaften

Seminar und Proseminar: „Sicherheit und Good Governance in der Völkerrechtsordnung“

Prof. Dr. Matthias Herdegen und Prof. James D. Bindenagel


Wintersemester 2015/16

Politische Wissenschaft

Master Seminar: „World Order in Upheaval“

Prof. James D. Bindenagel

Beschreibung:

Russian military aggression in Europe, violent terrorist extremism in the Middle East, Iran’s nuclear weapons threat, negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the rise of China and India, and Asian nationalism have caused upheaval in the existing liberal democratic order that has expanded across the globe since the end of the Cold War 25 years ago. The search for continued peace and prosperity is the most urgent challenge for political leadership. Is the stability of the international system endangered? Can the hope for the hoped-for peaceful order that President George H.W. Bush and Chancellor Helmut Kohl saw in 1990 be fulfilled in the 21st century? If not, what values, interests, and strategies should underpin a new international order?

Themes include:

  • The post-Cold War order
  • Geopolitical strategies of power, interests and prestige
  • International integration, non-violence and democracy
  • European Union and the Eurasian Union
  • NATO and a new Pan European security strategy
  • S. Strategic Patience and Germany leading from the middle

This course will explore some elements in the quest for a strategic concept to avoid and resolve conflict.


Rechtswissenschaften

Jura-Seminar: „Auswärtige Gewalt“

Prof. Dr. Matthias Herdegen und Prof. James D. Bindenagel