The module on “Political leadership in International relations” (T.4) was developed and by Perm State University (P9) and taught by Prof. Liubov Fadeeva to master students since the 1st semester of the 2nd academic year of the project. This interdisciplinary module is incorporated into the curricula of students majoring in history, political studies, international relations, law, media studies, and linguists. Prof. Liubov Fadeeva keeps teaching the module beyond the project lifetime which is a contribution to the project sustainability and exploitation of results.
The module objectives are to give students knowledge about theoretical approaches and methods for analyzing political leadership in the modern world, taking into account historical development and the current geopolitical context; to enable students to gauge international leader and critically contemplate on how and in which cases international leaders confront security threats and when they decide to refrain from asserting their position; actions they carry out to maintain their nation’s security in face of global menaces; ramifications of their strategic decisions on uprooting the evils that undermine peaceful world order, the pitfalls and erroneous decision-making they need to avoid.
- 1. The concept of political leadership. Theoretical approaches to the analysis of political leadership.
- 2. Methods of political leadership analysis.
- 3. Historical factors in the formation of political leadership: institutional and socio-cultural.
- 4. Types of political leadership in the context of historical development.
- 5. Civilizational and political-cultural foundations of political leadership in the modern world.
- 6. Political leaders as actors of identity politics.
- 7. Political leadership in the modern geopolitical context.
There were developed extended didactics materials for its specific part Identity Policy and Security of the European countries.