Critical Global Politics

Austria rejected the Serbian reply, which conceded to all the ultimatum’s terms except the involvement of Austro-Hungarian officials in an inquiry into the assassination. It was determined to take decisive action against Serbia and, by now, knew this risked war with Russia, Serbia’s supporter. Austria-Hungary was prepared to risk war because it had the guarantee of German support. Germany’s ambitions, its perception of its own isolation and its increasing fear of ‘encirclement’ drove its foreign policy. The preservation of Austria-Hungary – its only reliable ally – as a great power became an important part of German policy.

You must study at least 1 module from both War Studies and Politics every semester. You can find out which modules are available in each semester on the Course Specifications. How many modules you take each semester will depend on whether you are st­udying full time or part time. From distinguished scholars to exceptional PhD students, our prizes recognise service and achievement across the profession. Our Standing Groups organise a range of annual events, including summer schools, conferences and workshops, open to all. In these weeks we saw the escalation of tensions between world powers under the astonished eyes of those who are struggling to recover their lives from two years of pandemic.

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German victory in western Europe would establish its control along the Channel coast and pose a threat to Britain’s security and trade. From 1 August, the British took further action that brought them closer to war. They mobilised the navy and promised to protect the French coast from German aggression through the Channel.

  • The problems of government are assessed in a wide-ranging set of contexts, addressing popular attitudes to the war, government propaganda, local resistance and the problems of governing a country divided in religion.
  • The thirty years leading up to what constituted a fundamental transformation of the Roman political system are the focus of this course.
  • Our case studies are drawn from across the world, from the start of the twentieth century to today.
  • Explore the history and evolution of terrorism, its impacts and the ethical arguments around it.
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  • At the end of your studies you will have a degree that covers the two major disciplines of history and politics, and, most crucially, it will testify to your capacity to be a flexible learner across different fields of research.

Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing countries emerging out of civil war. So it ultimately defined the shape of Europe and the world in the 20th century and this is how it all began. But until late July 1914, Britain was largely preoccupied with domestic issues. Social, industrial and political unrest and the threat of civil war in Ireland received most of the nation’s attention.

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On 2 August, the Cabinet agreed to support Belgium if there was a substantial violation of its neutrality. By the summer of 1914, Germany had only one war plan, which was to knock France out of the war before turning on France’s ally, Russia. German politicians saw the Balkan crisis in 1914 as an opportunity to inflict a diplomatic setback on Russia and France, but its Generals feared Russia’s growing military power and were ready to strike before it was too late. These actions reflect the fears, anxieties and ambitions of the European powers. The decisions for war were made in the context of growing nationalism, increased militarism, imperial rivalry and competition for power and influence.

International Security and Defence Policy

A dissertation supervisor will help you define and develop your project throughout the year. Sharp analyses of topical news from a political science perspective, research summaries and the latest expert thinking. Our groups and networks are pushing the boundaries of specialist sub-fields of political science, helping to nurture diversity and inclusivity across the discipline. Simply excellent, and timely appraisal of one of the most important thinkers of the 20th Century. Accessible to the general reader, whilst being vital to a wide academic audience, and written with real clarity and insight.