International Relations and Tourism
Basic knowledge of key events and developments in contemporary international relations.
On successful completion of the course, the students will be able to: (1) understand the basic factors of international politics; (2) approach the political analysis of tourism as an international phenomenon; (3) select and analyze the main challenges and opportunities international politics can bring to international tourism.
Description / Program
The course focusses on: Tourism and International Relations. Competing perspectives in International Relations. Key issues and actors in current affairs. Tourism and foreign policy. Tourism as a factor of conflict and/or cooperation in international politics. Political violence, terrorism and tourism.
Learning Method / Style of Lessons
Lectures and seminars. Lectures aims to present key concepts and events so as to relate theoretical controversies to real world phenomena. Seminars aims to debate key issues and puzzles in the relationship between contemporary international relations and tourism.
Assignments, Participation to class and Written examination to assess: (1) the awareness about the main issues in contemporary international relations and tourism; (2) the ability to debate them critically; and, (3) the ability to frame research questions tourism as an international political phenomenon.
The assessment criteria are as follows:
Assignments (30%): effective communication; clear articulation; accurate content;
Participation to Class (10%): regular attendance and constructive comments.
Written examination with open questions (60%): conceptual precision, clear reasoning, accurate content.
Mandatory readings will be indicated at the beginning of the course.
Master of Arts in Economics and Communication in Public Management and Policy, Elective course, Specialisation in Public Communication and Management, 2nd year