UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


ESPS0025 - War & Peace

Course value: 15 credits
Convenor: Prof Peter Schröder
Duration: One term (term 1)
Teaching structure: Two-hour seminar
Assessment: 1 assessed essay of 5,000 words (100%)
Available to: Second Years, Final Years, and Affiliates 
Module level: Advanced

Course Description:

This course is designed for ESPS students in their second or fourth year, who specialise in History of Political Thought or Political Philosophy.

War and the discourse about its legitimacy is one of the major features of human civilisation, or indeed – as some would argue – the starkest sign of the lack of civilisation.

We will engage in theories about war and peace from early modern to modern times.

Please note that this course focuses on the theories developed in the early modern period and is NOT a course on IR.