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Understanding and using different theories to explaining major conflict

Intention is to understand how major International Relations theory can be used to understand conflict.

1. Pick a topical issue such as, Do we use military power and interfere, or not in Syria?

2. Link the class discussion to political concepts and theories (demonstrate different kinds of 'realism', idealism/liberalism in particular)

3. Teach about consequences (intended and unintended), power and its limits e.g. role play a security council