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International relations: exploring territorial divisions

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International relations: exploring territorial divisions
In this short taster course, drawn from part 1 of the MA in International Relations (D818), you will be introduced to the idea of international division, focusing on territory. Divisions over territory have often lied at the heart of global problems like conflict, and in the following pages you will learn about the roots of some of the lines on the map we see today.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand different forms of territorial division through selected examples in the Middle East and Eurasia
  • enhance your knowledge of the historical roots of today's nation states in relation to imperial rule and competition
  • understand the making of the modern Middle East.

First Published: 20/03/2024

Updated: 20/03/2024

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