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The course covers topics: basis of conflicts: definitions of war and of (armed) conflicts, institutions that study the conflicts, databases on conflicts, world conflicts overview, tools for conflict analysis: 4 objective dimensions, SIDA manual, DFID manual, comparative conflict analysis, early warning and response, analysis on micro-level, conflict transformation, post-conflict reconstruction, costs of armed conflicts, refugee camps, wartime deviations (war rape) and cases of armed and political conflicts.
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Identification of contemporary development problems and their detailed examination. Contemporary development theories and their implementation in national development strategies. International development cooperation: main policy trends,challenges, financial flows regulated at the international level,policy objectives and effectiveness of cooperation (Paris declaration). Analysis and assessment of development goals, especially Sustainable Development Goals (Post 2015 Agenda). New actors in the field of development cooperation.
Students develop cross cultural negotiating skills by simulations, case methods and viewing videos of practical negotiations in order to be able to jump over cross-cultural barriers in international negotiations by taking into account different cultural samples, regions, group and individual countries as well as other cultural differences occurring along the lines of profession, gender, etc.
The Geopolitics course tackles practical analysis as well as theories for predicting the presence and/or use of political power over a particular territory. It is therefore essential to learn the theory underpinning this research discipline, its historical development and evolution, understand the characteristics of individual schools and their geopolitical concepts, become familiar with these concepts and be able to apply them to the past and present while taking into account geographical, cultural, and temporal differences. Geopolitics as a course seeks to build a theoretical and practical base that will allow the student to understand geopolitically significant events due to their acquired knowledge that geostrategic interests represent the materialization of geopolitics of an individual actor such as a state or a transnational institution. To facilitate this process and apply the knowledge to real life situations, the course will also present and analyze some of the geo-strategic documents and national strategies of superpowers. The course is structured in the following chapters: - Definition of geopolitics and of some related concepts - The relationship between geopolitics, geostrategy and the National Strategy - The evolution of geopolitics, geopolitical schools and analysis of geopolitical concepts - Modern theory of geopolitics and the geopolitical core elements of the matrix - Geopolitics of global governance - Regionalization, geopolitics (regional geopolitical concepts) - Economics of geopolitics
The course analyses the relationship between the individual and society through one of the central motifs and locations of contemporary visual culture - the city. It connects studies of visual culture with theories of identity (both personal and collective) on the trajectory premodern-modern-postmodern culture, whose constitutive "location" is precisely the city or metropolis. The course analyses communication aspects of visual practices as well as practices of the visualisation of the city in three spheres - the political (public sphere), cultural (institutions) and economic (commercialisation). The course brings together a historical overview of urban visual culture (films, posters, advertising), a critical-analytical understanding of specific visual consumption practices (flânerie), and contemporary mediatizing practices (photographic blogs, amateur video production, street art etc.).
The following key approaches, developments and empirical analyses of the key areas of information society will be systematically addressed: Conceptualisation of the information society; - The context and role of the indicators and indexes for monitoring the information society; - benchmarking and monitoring, time distance, international comparisons; - diffusion of new technologies and adoption patterns; - policy aspects and (inter)national strategies. Writing the project proposal on the topic of one of the key fields of studying the information society (e-inclusion, digital inequalities, digital literacy, e-administration, e-democracy, e-health, e-work, e-learning; business services - B2C: e-shopping, e-banking, e-pharmacy, e-automotive, e-real estate, e-media and B2B: e-commerce, e-marketplaces…): - types of co-financed national and EU projects, funding schemes; - online sources of information; - partner search and partner roles; - following the call for proposals, typical structure of the project proposal, terminology; - planning the writing process (timeline, division of work, templates); - drafting the abstract (one-page proposal, 5 key questions); - implementation plan (management and consortium structure; WBS, Gantt diagram, work packages, activities, milestones, deliverables); - impacts (usefulness of results for different stakeholders, direct and indirect impacts); - evaluation (process, criteria, most common reasons for refusals).
The course Journalism and the Internet provides a theoretical toolkit for examining journalism-technology relationship which historically grounds newswork, journalism's roles in the society and prevailing meanings of news in the processes of political life. The course contextualizes the theoretical knowledge when analyzing articulations between journalism as practice and internet as a technological framework which are importantly defined by the processes of late-modern society of the last two decades. The course reconsiders implications of these conceptual dynamics through the prisms of blurring boundaries between journalism and non-journalism, transformed power relations between journalists and the audience, reorganization of work of editors, journalists and other staffers in contemporary newsrooms, and many competing societal roles of journalism. Furthermore, the course provides students with conceptual knowledge about communication characteristics on the internet and a practical knowhow on methods and ways of interconnecting different semiological types, such as text, audio, video, photography and graphics, in the phases of the communication process.
The course provides an overview of contemporary theorisations on political communities and constitution of (political) subject.
New technologies as a research tool: storage, search and usage of secondary online data, bibliographic data, primary data collection (using internet and mobile networks), ethical issues of online data collection.
Students will be exposed to the main political theories, where they will address, inter alia, conception of political theories, (dis)advantages of particular theories, circumstances in which particular theories developed.
The course stems from understanding the functioning of the EU as a sui generis actor in international relations, understood as a political system and as a supranational international organization; i.e. the course is based on intensive review of the institutional framework of the EU political process. To enable understanding and explaining of the latter, the course provides mastering of major theories of European political integration (theories of international regionalism and concretely theories of European integration) and theories of economic integration.
Major topics covered within the course: the fundamental principles of project management, organizational aspects of project management, components of the project life cycle (development of project management techniques from the start, management and design to completion and analysis, while we also address some weaknesses in project management / organizational, management costs, risk management, ...) work in groups and teams, information resources and tools, practical.
The course offers an insight into characteristics and dilemmas faced by particular models of representation. The concept of modern representation and dilemmas of representation in the postmodern era are debated while taking into account current debates on democracy. In this context, dilemmas of representation of the executive and public administration in the context of European integration processes are debated, while taking into account postnational and multi-level elements of governance.
The course focuses on practical application of methods and approaches needed for the Master Thesis disposition and similar research papers.
The course will address current issues of the politics of international law, especially those in which one can observe the progressive development, It will also address issues relevant for the Republic of Slovenia Course content will be annually adjusted to the most interesting current issues. Familiarity with the sources will equip the students to recognize and apply (interpret) the relevant international norms and standards to the events in the international community, which is a necessary but not sufficient condition for the analysis of what is happening in reality.
The history of the concept, critical description of the changes in the prevailing environmental paradigms, the basic social and historical constructions of sustainable development, three-level approach to sustainable development. Analyse of practical objections, illustrating the social hypocrisy that accompanies practical implemetation of the concept, analyzis of its mobilisation potential. options for operative and legitimate practical application
The content covered by the course is split into several parts. First (smallest) part is introduction to (or refreshment) of statistical software package R. Second part consists of refreshment of selected statistical methods through their use in the R software package. In the third part one or more new methods from statistics and data analysis will be covered (simulations, structural equation models,..).
The theoretical part of this course is focused on the definition of terrorism and related problems, terrorist goals, forms of terrorism and its causes. The intention is to show the complexity of terrorism as a tool for achieving political goals. Additionally, the concepts of state terrorism and unconventional (nuclear, chemical, biological and radiological) terrorism will be addressed. The empirical part of this course will address case studies of many terrorist groups and their modus operandi (attacks or foiled attacks).
Analysis of the interplay of gender and work helps in understanding of differences in forms of work (paid and unpaid work), activities (masculinised/feminised) and spheres of life (private/public). The main topics: re-conceptualisation of the concept of work, gendered organisational culture, sexuality, work and organizations, gendered division of paid and unpaid work, gender and organisational power, gender occupational segregation, gender pay gap, globalization of feminised work, feminised emotional and care work, reconciliation of work and life, trends in gendered division of work and employment in Slovenia, EU and world.
The development of the international community is scrutinized by employing four elements constituting the structure of the international community: the factors, subjects, relations and norms. The course is focused on the international system as it existed prior to the emergence of the modern international community.
The course is dealing with political subjectivities. The concept of political subjectivities was developed in the French (post)structuralist thought by Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari. The course outlines various forms of political subjectivities (individualisation, femininity, masculinity, religious, regional, and colonial subjectivation, autonomy, etc) in the context of the political. The course connects theoretical topics with contemporary issues like army, body, sex, race, gendercide, and development policies.
The student gains knowledge of selected key topics from the history of popular music through history, the historical circumstances of popular music, the genres and aesthetic characteristics of popular music as well as the theoretical and methodological topics of the popular music research.
The course introduces students to the fundamental issues of social responsibility that are raised today in the business world and beyond. These are issues related to unfair globalization, exploitation of workers in the third world, environmental degradation and ethical business norms etc. The course presents the methods of enlightened management through the principle of "linked prosperity" and provides answers to the issues of social responsibility. The course is interdisciplinary and combines the insights from organizational theory, marketing and communication theory, sociology and economics. It is based on the emerging stakeholder theory, which is a part of the modern understanding of how business functions. The course also takes into the account a broader social context and offers solutions to overcome the bare logic of profit. It addresses the social responsibility of organizations from the contemporary socially-integrated marketing and communications perspectives. The main focus is on the role marketing and corporate communications play in the realm of social responsibility with the emphasis on how to maintain legitimacy and reputation in the eyes of different stakeholders.