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Archived Version 2021 - 2022

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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module aims to develop students analytical and policy-relevant knowledge and skils for studying statehood and recognition in world politics.

Learning Outcomes

1. 1) To help students understand the theory and practice of statehood and recognition in the international system.
2. 2) To explore and discuss a broad range of case studies of territorial conflicts, contested statehood, and transnational disputes.
3. 3) To advance students' critical abilities to understand diplomatic practices of states in the international system.
4. 4) To develop analytical and policy-relevant skills for assessing and identifying solutions for resolving statehood-related disputes in world politics.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22No Description
Independent Study228No Description
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • Gëzim Visoka, John Doyle and Edward Newman: 2019, Routledge Handbook of State Recognition, 1, 36, Routledge, London,
  • • Gëzim Visoka: 2018, Acting Like a State: Kosovo and the Everyday Making of Statehood, 1, 7, Routledge, London,
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