The West and the Multipolar World Order since 1989: a taster

Course Dates: 26/03/24
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Online
The abrupt end of bi-polarity in 1989 and the advent of US unipolarity has now been replaced by a volatile multipolar world order. What does this mean for the West? Join Dr. Angelos Sepos to begin to get a sense of these global changes.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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The West and the Multipolar World Order since 1989: a taster
  • Course Code: HPC186
  • Dates: 26/03/24 - 26/03/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Angelos Sepos

Course Code: HPC186

Tue, day, 26 Mar - 26 Mar '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This session explores, if briefly, the makings and dynamics of the new multipolar world order and how this impacts the West.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- The Bipolar, Unipolar and Multipolar World Order and the impact of multipolarity on the West
- The Role of the West, and its relations with other poles.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- have a cursary understanding of the concept of World (Dis) Order in relation to the bi-polar, uni-polar and multipolar dimensions of world order
- have a cursary understanding of the impact of multipolarity on the West and the relations of the West with other poles.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Even though prior knowledge of the subject of politics would be beneficial, there are no prior requirements or skills to the course. Having an interest to the subject matter and current affairs is important though.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is taught online and it encompasses a mixture of lectures/short presentations by the tutor, combined with class discussions. Reading materials (news and academic articles, short videos) will also be used if appropriate.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no other costs but please bring pen and paper for notetaking if you wish.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

HPC189 The West Since 1989: Navigating the Multipolar World Order
- HPC149 The War in Ukraine
- HPC190 Right wing extremism across Europe
- HPC150 The EU today: integration, disintegration or both?
- HPC191 Understanding Morocco
- HPC193 Cyprus and partition
- HPC194 North Africa and EU migration politics
- HPC195 How healthy are the democracies in Britain and across Europe?
- HPC196 The Arab Spring: What happened since 2011? A taster.

Angelos Sepos

After completing his Ph.D in Politics & International Studies from Cambridge University (2003), Angelos held academic positions in the European University Institute (Florence), European University Cyprus, University of Cyprus, Newcastle University, the University of Manchester, Al Akhawayn University (Morocco), the University of Bath, and the University of Exeter. In these posts, Angelos taught in the broader areas of Politics and International Relations and authored the books The Europeanization of Cyprus: Polity, Policies and Politics with Palgrave Macmillan (2008) and (with Prof. Kenneth Dyson) Which Europe? The Politics of Differentiated Integration with Palgrave Macmillan (2010) in addition to academic articles in the journals European Foreign Affairs Review, Journal of European Integration, Journal of Political Power, Regional & Federal Studies, Journal of Southern Europe & the Balkans, as well as book chapters in edited volumes. Angelos is excited to expand his work to adult learning also.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.