Der Derian speaks of traditions and counter traditions in international security. Choose one of these traditions or counter traditions, and use this to explain the approach of one international leader.

You are required to respond to two of the four questions listed below. Each of these corresponds to one module covered in this unit. Your response should be limited to 750 words per question – a total of 1,500 words all up (-/+ 10%).
You are required to refer to the relevant readings utilised in the course, you are not expected to conduct any extra research. You will be graded on your ability to incorporate relevant course content and readings, demonstrate a clear understanding of the sub-discipline and link this to real world international relations. A rubric is supplied below.

  1. Der Derian speaks of traditions and counter traditions in international security. Choose one of these traditions or counter traditions, and use this to explain the approach of one international leader.
  2. In the International Organisations (IOs) module we spoke of pathologies which affect IOs. Using a contemporary example from international relations, explain how IO pathologies may impact the effectiveness of an organisation (either inter-governmental or NGO).
  3. Mikler (2018) thinks that one of the myths propounded about globalisation is that it is neoliberal. Tepper and Hearn (2019) would seem to agree with him. Explain why.
  4. What, in your view, is the value of international law? Provide an example (excluding the UN vs ICJ case covered in the unit) to illustrate your response.

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