International Relations Essay Questions

  1. Very informative and detailed critical essay plans, one for each topic.
  2. Currently the issue of good governance is widely regarded as one of the key ingredients for poverty reduction and sustainable development. Do you agree with this statement; and to what extent, if any, do you think this ingredient has been present in the development of countries such as Botswana and Brazil ?
  3. Debate over Chinas Maritime Strategy
  4. How and to what extent can cooperation be achieved under conditions of anarchy?
  5. How significant is historical sociology as an approach to the study of International Relations and how might it profitably engage with other approaches?
  6. In what way is Marxist theorising still relevant to International Relations?
  7. Since 1945, the U.S Embassy has been notably more successful in pursuing its national interest than the U.K Embassy in Washington. Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement.
  8. Some approaches to international politics suggest that NATO now serves little or no purpose. Do you agree? Why or why not?
  9. The role and the implications for the United States in Chinas expanding role in Africa.
  10. Understanding community strategies to address the problems of informal settlements in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  11. What implications does the increasing role of private military/security companies have for governing global politics?
  12. Who are the most important actors in the Global Political Economy and why?
  13. With reference to the literature covered in the module, critically evaluate the claim that the Marxist theory of imperialism is no longer relevant to a scientific understanding of contemporary international relations?.
  14. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation on the topic of "China's as a Asia Power: China's Relations with Its Neighbours".
  15. Critically evaluate the importance and legal value of electronic documents in international business transactions.
  16. Discuss the problems and prospects of the involvement of individuals and people in the processes and procedures of global governance.
  17. France has remained remarkably unaffected by globalisation. The French model remains largely intact.
  18. Please write about Soviet Union (USSR) and US relations during the cold war and after war.
  19. To what extent has foreign policy changed since the election of Kevin Rudd in 2007- Discuss.
  20. What are the key human rights issues addressed by this organisation, what are the main advocacy targets of this organisation.
  21. What challenges does Nato face in its war in Afghanistan?
  22. What extent, if at all, are globalisation and democratisation linked? Illustrate your answer with examples.