Politics and International Relations
In an increasingly complex and globalised world, international relations and politics have a more significant impact on our lives than we may initially think. For instance, the global economic crisis, the use of technology to spread ideas, and ongoing conflicts and wars, often have an effect on our daily lives, jobs and future.
Studying politics and international relations helps us understand the ways that these great forces impact our world and can also change the way we think about what is possible and our role in the world. Political concepts and theories address age-old questions about human nature, how we organize society, and ideas of 'the good life'. Studying international relations and politics also provides an in-depth knowledge of debates and issues related to war, conflict, human rights, poverty and development, political economy, technology and media, national identity, and the role of international organisations, states and a range of other actors on the world stage.