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60856-01 - Seminar: Building Peace in Times of War. The Concept of International Organisations in the Postwar-Orders of World War One and Two (Katekisama Contributions to Globality) 3 CP

Semester spring semester 2021
Course frequency Once only
Lecturers Madeleine Herren-Oesch (, Assessor)
After the end of World War I, international organizations shaped the new international order on a structural, sustainable basis for the first time. After both the First and Second World Wars, the question arose to what extent the multilateral concepts that emerged were able to overcome the interests of the war coalitions, and whether multilateral concepts were open to future processes of change and the multiplication of political actors. Particular attention will therefore be paid to the question of decolonization and human rights.
The seminar addresses students of the Masters European Global Studies as well as doctoral students who are interested in discussing interdisciplinary and mixed methods approaches. The course aims to transcend disciplinary boundaries, but also to bring an international community of students into contact with each other, as envisaged in the Katekisama Program, in which the Institute for European Global Studies is participating.
Learning objectives Objectives: Reading and processing new research literature, introduction to interdisciplinary methods of global history, use of databases and digital source materials
Bibliography Adom Getachew, Worldmaking after Empire. The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination, Princeton, Princeton University Press 2019
Guy Fiti Sinclair, To Reform the World, International Organizations and the Making of Modern States, Oxford, Oxford University Press 2017
Erez Manela, The Wilsonian Moment, Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism, New York, Oxford University Press 2007
Jacob Katz Cogan, Ian Hurd et al, The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations, Oxford, Oxford University Press 2016
Comments Students who are not yet enrolled at the beginning of the semester are requested to contact the study coordination of the Europainstitut (
Weblink Europainstitut Basel


Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used
Course auditors welcome


Interval Weekday Time Room
wöchentlich Friday 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -


Date Time Room
Friday 05.03.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Friday 12.03.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Friday 19.03.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Friday 26.03.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Friday 02.04.2021 10.00-12.00 Ostern
Friday 09.04.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Friday 16.04.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Friday 23.04.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Friday 30.04.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Friday 07.05.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Friday 14.05.2021 10.00-12.00 Auffahrt
Friday 21.05.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Friday 28.05.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Friday 04.06.2021 10.00-12.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Modules Modul: Areas: Europa Global (Master's degree program: European History in Global Perspective)
Modul: Epochen der europäischen Geschichte: Neuere / Neueste Geschichte (Master's degree program: European History in Global Perspective)
Modul: Neuere / Neueste Geschichte (Master's degree subject: History)
Modul: Themen der Near & Middle Eastern Studies (Master's degree subject: Near & Middle Eastern Studies)
Module: Conflicts and Peacebuilding (Master's degree program: Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (Master's Studies: European Global Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Internationale Organisationen (Master's Studies: European Global Studies)
Assessment format continuous assessment
Assessment details Leistungsnachweis Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg.: course registration; dereg.: not required
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale 1-6 0,5
Repeated registration no repetition
Responsible faculty University of Basel
Offered by Europainstitut