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 … Read More

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