Changing Landscapes: How Globalization is Remapping the World

Changing Landscapes: How Globalization is Remapping the World


Course Summary

Some of the major developments in global politics today are being discussed under the umbrella term ‘globalization.’ This module provides you with an introduction to the major transformations occurring in global economics, politics, culture, and ecology. It will introduce you to various tools assisting in the interpretation and assessment of these transformations. Starting from this theoretical basis, you will discuss real-world situations of political conflicts.

Educational Goals

  • Students will be familiarized with theoretical approaches to globalization process and the occurring consequences all over the world.
  • Students will get the opportunity to link your theoretical knowledge to practical tasks concerning real-world situations and to discuss your point of view with other participants.
  • Students will be provided with practical skills concerning active participating in controversial discussions, presenting and supporting your own arguments, treating complex theoretical and practical questions and developing your own hypothesis.



  • Policy briefing paper, op-ed piece or visual essay
  • research proposal in order to prepare the final assessment
  • final research paper


Course Structure:

  • Part 01: Introduction
  • Part 02: Theories of Conflict and Types of War
  • Part 03: Approaches to Security and Conflict Management
  • Part 04: Case Study



Andrey Makarychev is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Tartu, Estonia. His research interests include Russia – EU relations, post-Soviet countries, mega events in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and issues of biopolitics. Previously, he had worked at the Nizhny Novgorod University (where he also got his PhD), for the Center for Security Studies & Conflict Research, ETH Zurich, and the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen. He was visiting fellow at Jagiellonian University, Cracow; Copenhagen Peace Research Institute; Baltic and East European Graduate School, Sodertorn Hogskola (Sweden); Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (Washington, DC); Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, Wassenaar (NIAS); George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; JFK Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universitat Berlin, and other research institutions.


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