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JACKSON SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
JSIS GLOBAL AND THEMATIC COURSES

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JSIS B 100 Issues in International Studies (5, max. 15) I&S Bachman, Curran, Yang
Offers an introduction to some contemporary salient issues in international and global affairs, focusing on one or two major developments or questions.
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JSIS B 103 Society and the Oceans (5) I&S/NW
Explores the social and policy dimensions of the ocean environment and ocean management policy. Pays attention to how human values, institutions, culture, and history shape environmental issues and policy responses. Examines case studies and influential frameworks, such as the ocean as "tragedy of the commons." Offered: jointly with ENVIR 103/SMEA 103.
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JSIS B 180 Introduction to Global Health: Disparities, Determinants, Policies, and Outcomes (5) I&S S. GLOYD, M. SPARKE
Provides an introduction to global health, including: the burden and distribution of disease and mortality; the determinants of global health disparities; the making of global health policies; and the outcomes of global health interventions. Offered: jointly with G H 101/GEOG 180; W.
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JSIS B 216 Science and Society (5) I&S/NW Chaloupka
Investigation of the relationship between science, technology, and society. Nuclear physics and molecular biology serve as concrete examples of fields with significant impact on society. Offered: jointly with PHYS 216; Sp.
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JSIS B 301 War (5) I&S
Origins and conduct of war; readings from anthropology, political science, economics, and history, as well as novels and some recent works on the arms-control controversy. Modern forms of warfare, including guerrilla war, world war, and nuclear war. Offered: jointly with SOC 301.
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JSIS B 310 State-Society Relations in Third World Countries (5) I&S, DIV Bachman, Callahan
Relationships among political, social, and economic changes in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Problems of economic and political development, revolution and reform, state-society relations, imperialism and dependency. Offered: jointly with POL S 320.
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JSIS B 311 Myth of War (5) I&S Poznanski
Explores war as a concept in international political economy. Examines interpretations of war as put forth by proponents of the key theoretical constructs of mercantilism, liberalism, and Marxism. Explores contemporary challenges to the prevailing, dominant theories of war.
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JSIS B 315 Law, State, and Society (5) I&S Migdal
Examination of both state law and non-state law (rules and ways of ordering behavior such as customary law, religious law, and social conventions). Focuses on the ways non-state law interacts with and affects state law and is affected by state law.
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JSIS B 324 Immigration (5) I&S Friedman
Introduces key theoretical debates in international migration. Examines immigrants' political, economic, religious, and social integration into host societies, and continued ties to homelands. Experiences of voluntary and involuntary immigrants, of the second generation, and of incorporation into America and Europe. Designed around interdisciplinary texts and fieldwork in Seattle.
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JSIS B 330 International Political Economy (5) I&S Hamilton, Ingebritsen, Latsch
Establishment, maintenance, and decay of the post-1945 international economic order. Political economy of international trade, monetary relations, inflation, and North-South relations. Prerequisite: JSIS 201 which may be taken concurrently; either ECON 201, GEOG 123 or JSIS 123 any of which may be taken concurrently.
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JSIS B 331 Political Economy of Development (5) I&S Latsch, Poznanski
Growth, income distribution, and economic development in less-developed countries today. Policies concerning trade, industrialization, the agricultural sector, human resources, and financing of development. Prerequisite: either ECON 201, GEOG 123 or JSIS 123, any of which may be taken concurrently.
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JSIS B 332 Political Economy of International Trade and Finance (5) I&S Poznanski
Theoretical and historical analysis to explore the causes and effects of the rise and decline of four major international trade and monetary regimes. Foundations and emerging features of the new international trade and monetary regime and its implications for the world economy.
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JSIS B 333 Gender and Globalization: Theory and Process (5) I&S, DIV Ramamurthy
Theoretical, historical, and empirical analysis of how current processes of globalization are transforming the actual conditions of women's lives, labor, gender ideologies, and politics in complex and contradictory ways. Topics include feminist exploration of colonialism, capitalism, economic restructuring policies, resistance in consumer and environmental movements. Offered: jointly with GWSS 333.
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JSIS B 335 Geography of the Developing World (5) I&S
Characteristics and causes, external and internal, of Third World development and obstacles to that development. Special attention to demographic and agricultural patterns, resource development, industrialization and urbanization, drawing on specific case studies from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Recommended: either GEOG 123 or GEOG 230. Offered: jointly with GEOG 335.
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JSIS B 337 Collective Violence and the State (5) I&S, DIV
Comparative study of how and why genocides have occurred in modern times. Examines how ethnic, religious, and nationalist conflicts have sometimes led to violent conflict, and how political leaders and governments have mitigated or exacerbated them, sometimes engaging in state sponsored mass killing. Offered: jointly with POL S 337.
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JSIS B 338 Biosecurity (5) I&S Lowe
Examines relations between life and safety as a new focus of study in the human sciences. Pays attention to the reframing of international health, food security, environmental change, migration, etc., in security terms. Focuses on both present practical issues of biosecurity and the concept of "security" itself.
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JSIS B 344 Migration in the Global Economy (5) I&S Mitchell
Analyzes the relationship between human mobility in the late twentieth century and changes in the global economy. Allows students to gain familiarity with scholarly research on international migration from a diversity of approaches and methods. Offered: jointly with GEOG 344.
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JSIS B 345 Women and International Economic Development (5) I&S, DIV P. RAMAMURTHY
Questions how women are affected by economic development in Third World and celebrates redefinitions of what development means. Introduces theoretical perspectives and methods to interrogate gender and development policies. Assesses current processes of globalization and potential for changing gender and economic inequalities. Offered: jointly with ANTH 345/GWSS 345.
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JSIS B 350 Environmental Norms in International Politics (5) I&S Ingebritsen
Surveys development of international environmental consciousness from 1960s to present. Models of "green development"; ways in which norms for resource use have entered global politics. Patterns of state compliance with international environmental agreements, and why states fall short of meeting their international obligations. Offered: jointly with ENVIR 360/SCAND 350.
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JSIS B 351 The Global Environment (5) I&S
Explores the environment in international perspective emphasizing the social implications of living in an economically globalized and environmentally interconnected world. Examines these implications through examples of toxics and the human body, biodiversity conservation, climate change, disease, and environmental problems. Credit/no-credit only.
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JSIS B 364 Violence, Myth, and Memory (5) VLPA/I&S Sears
Explores how images and ideas of power, violence, and global modernity circulate in memories and discourses abut US relations with Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Topics include foundations myths, colonial and postcolonial encounters, historiography and narrative, and nationalist and ethnic identity formations. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 364; Sp.
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JSIS B 365 World Cities (5) I&S Kasaba, Sparke
Factors that have propelled New York, London, and Tokyo into key positions in the organization of the late twentieth century international system. Asks historical and comparative questions and discusses the reasons behind the diminished position of cities such as Venice, Vienna, and Istanbul in that system.
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JSIS B 366 Comparative Law, Societies, and Courts: Global and Local Perspectives (5) I&S Barzilai
Explores global issues of comparative law, societies, politics, and courts. Uses criteria, methodologies, and theories to compare legal settings internationally. Covers: what is 'comparative law'; families' of law; history of comparative law; models of judicial review; legal cultures; and models of regulation. Can not be taken for credit if student has already taken LSJ/POL S 367. Offered: jointly with LSJ 366.
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JSIS B 370 Privacy (5) I&S S. Pekkanen
Explores how individuals, corporations, and governments respond to privacy challenges in the digital age. Examines evolution of the idea of privacy using case studies of actual privacy policies, legal cases, and real-world situations. Covers legal, political, and social facets of this fundamental human issue. Offered: jointly with LSJ 370/POL S 370; Sp.
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JSIS B 375 Geopolitics (5) I&S Sparke
An introduction to both political geography and geopolitics, addressing the fundamental links between power and space. Topics covered include: theories of power, space, and modernity; the formation of modern states; international geopolitics in the aftermath of the Cold War; the post-colonial nation-state; and the geopolitics of resistance. Offered: jointly with GEOG 375.
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JSIS B 385 Industry and the State (5) I&S Hamilton, Whiting
Builds on states and markets approach of 200 and 201 through specific examination of effects of industry and industrial structure on political outcomes and roles of state. Emphasis on late-developing and newly developing economies. Prerequisite: JSIS 200; JSIS 201.
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JSIS B 386 Law and Politics of International Trade (5) I&S S. Pekkanen
Survey of global trade politics in the context of the World trade Organization (WTO), with attention to positive and negative aspects of its governance. Examines the impact of the WTO legal framework on trade relations among developed and developing countries. Covers topics such as dispute settlement, development, safeguards, antidumping, intellectual property, and regionalism.
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JSIS B 388 Political Economy of Industrialized Nations (5) I&S
Theoretical bases of various political economic systems of industrialized nations. Several major issues these political economies currently face; usefulness and limits of economic analyses within broader perspective of political economy. Prerequisite: either ECON 201, GEOG 123 or JSIS 123 any of which may be taken concurrently.
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JSIS B 406 Political Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism (5) I&S, DIV Robinson
Study of resurgence, since mid-1970s, of political Islam and what has come to be called Islamic fundamentalism, especially in the Middle East. Topics include the nature and variety of political Islam today, causes and implications of the current resurgence, and comparison with previous resurgences. Offered: jointly with POL S 432.
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JSIS B 407 Political Islam and Contemporary Islamist Movements (5) I&S Robinson
Examines Islamist movements (which seek to reform Muslim society through the capture and the modern state and the establishment of Islamic law) to understand how they impact regional politic and global political Islam. Prerequisite: either HIST 161, NEAR E 211, NEAR E 212, JSIS C 211, JSIS C 212, JSIS B 406/POL S 432, JSIS A 215, or JSIS A 402, any of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: Sp.
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JSIS B 416 Putting the World on the Couch: Psychoanalysis and International Studies (5) I&S Porter
Explores the relation of trauma to memory and cultural production, focusing on historical, literary, and filmic treatments of hysteria and repression, shell shock, and the effects of war, terrorism, and psychic trauma. Uses psychoanalytical theory to analyze the commentary on international issues that lies in texts, films, and other cultural phenomena.
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JSIS B 417 Enter the Dragon: Seminar on World Cultures Through the Asian Martial Arts (5) I&S Novetzke
Examines how the martial arts have preserved religious, cultural, and philosophical aspects of the world areas of their origin, as well as the new cultures and international communities that have adopted and reinvented their practices and philosophies, including India, China, Japan, Korea, Brazil, and Euro-America. Offered: jointly with CHID 417.
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JSIS B 419 Comparative Media Systems (5) I&S
Provides students an understanding of policies that shape national communication processes and systems. Uses comparative analysis to identify both similarities and differences among media structures of nations at different levels of development. Primary emphasis on broadcast media. Offered: jointly with COM 420/POL S 468.
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JSIS B 420 Failed States (5) I&S Radnitz
Critically examines the causes and consequences of state failure. Analyzes theories about the rise of the modern state and the precondition for "successful" states to form and endure, then examines theories and case studies of modern failed state.
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JSIS B 421 National Security and International Affairs (5) I&S Jones
Major military aspects of contemporary international politics. Uses and limitations of military capabilities for sustaining a stable international order and national security. Processes by which states detect and assess threats to their security; practice of deterrence; transfer of arms among states; pursuit of arms control. Recommended: either one JSIS or international relations course.
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JSIS B 422 International Trade and Security (5) I&S
Examines international trade's potential threat to national security. Covers basic elements and limitations of export controls used to protect national security and international stability. Focuses on export controls to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and to limit other governments' ability to develop capabilities that jeopardize regional or international stability.
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JSIS B 423 Practicing American Foreign Policy (5) I&S
Develops familiarity with tools available to promote international objectives of the United States. International case studies selected to illustrate the diverse considerations inherent in the policy process and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the national institutions involved. Prerequisite: JSIS 201.
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JSIS B 424 International Law and Arms Control (5) I&S Jones
Surveys the political, legal, and technological history of 20th-century arms control agreements with emphasis on the treaties which ended the Cold War. Examines current issues of law, politics, military strategy, and technology in regard to weapons of mass destruction and related topics in international security.
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JSIS B 426 World Politics (5) I&S
The nation-state system and its alternatives, world distributions of preferences and power, structure of international authority, historical world societies and their politics. Offered: jointly with POL S 426.
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JSIS B 427 Weapons of Mass Destruction: Development, Deployment, and Detection (5) I&S Fuller
Practical understanding of the development of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons plus missile delivery systems. Proliferation detection technology and its limitations. Case studies of past and current arms control agreements and non-proliferation programs.
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JSIS B 428 The Media and Peace (5) I&S
Investigates the complex relationships among the media, journalistic practice, and our understanding and pursuit of peace. Offered: jointly with COM 428.
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JSIS B 429 Nuclear Nonproliferation and International Safeguards (5) I&S
Examines the technologies of nuclear energy, the institutions that have been deployed to address the security threats related to peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and the issues and challenges confronting those institutions today.
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JSIS B 431 International Negotiation Simulation (5) I&S
Research and writing in small groups to prepare policy documents on a current international issue, followed by simulated negotiations with students representing different nations, following instructions from and reporting to national leaders.
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JSIS B 433 Environmental Degradation in the Tropics (5) I&S/NW Christie
Considers theories and controversies of environmental degradation in the tropics, ecological and social case studies of Central American rain forests and Southeast Asian coral reefs, and implications of environmental management techniques. Offered: jointly with ENVIR 433/SMEA 433.
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JSIS B 436 Ethnic Politics and Nationalism in Multi-Ethnic Societies (5) I&S
Provides a broad theoretical base, both descriptive and analytical, for the comparative study of ethnicity and nationalism. Examples drawn from ethnic movements in different societies. Some previous exposure either to introductory courses in political science or to courses in ethnicity in other departments is desirable. Offered: jointly with POL S 436.
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JSIS B 437 Global Diasporas (5) I&S Friedman
Studies the concept, process, and lived practice of diaspora in comparative global perspective. Surveys the theoretical literature. Examines the ramifications of transnational movements for notions of diasporic identities and citizenship; implications of diaspora for economic development and political movements; and the utility of the concept of diaspora as an analytical tool
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JSIS B 441 Forced Migrations (5) I&S, DIV Friedman
Provides an interdisciplinary understanding of the causes, characteristics, and consequences of forced migration experiences across the global system. Explores how international policy makers, humanitarian workers, and scholars have constructed forced migration as a problem for analysis and action, including some of the ethical dilemmas involved. Recommended: either JSIS B324 or JSIS F 344.
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JSIS B 446 History, Memory, and Justice (5) I&S Giebel
Focuses on the complex interactions between history and historical representation, remembrance and commemoration, memory and identity, and notions of just8ice and reconciliation. Addresses these issues on methodological, theoretical, and practical grounds, drawing on examples from various genres, periods, and world regions.
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JSIS B 467 Nations and States in the Modern World (5) I&S
Development of national consciousness in the "old nations" of Europe before the French Revolution. Replacement by new nationalism, spreading into East Central Europe, Russia, Ibero-America, Asia, and Africa. Offered: jointly with HSTCMP 467.
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JSIS B 468 Theatre as a Site of History and Memory (5) VLPA/I&S Sears
Explores Asian theatre traditions as sites of memory, testimony, and archive using ethnographic and historiographical approaches. Includes service-learning components and collaborative performance projects. Offered: jointly with HSTCMP 468.
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JSIS B 469 Law and Rights in Authoritarian Regimes (5) I&S S. WHITING
Explores role of law and courts and nature of rights in authoritarian regimes. Questions addressed include why authoritarian regimes promote "rule-of-law", who is empowered by law, and the political consequences of "rule-of-law' promotion. Recommended: LSJ 366/JSIS B 366 or POL S 367/LSJ 367. Offered: jointly with LSJ 469/POL S 469.
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JSIS B 472 Electoral Systems (5) I&S R. Pekkanen
Explores a fundamental link between citizens and political representation: how electoral systems shape party systems, what kinds of people become candidates, how parties work, representation, and policy. Covers effects and mechanics of the various voting systems. Offered: jointly with POL S 472.
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JSIS B 476 Comparative International Political Economy (5) I&S Pozanaski
Comparative analysis of four major approaches to international political economy: mercantilism, Marxism, liberalism, and evolutionary approach. Focus on international cooperation, social change, and economic institutions. Theoretical analysis of the four paradigms and applications to historic and current issues in international political economy: hegemonic cycle, post-communist transition, and cross-national income inequality.
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JSIS B 520 Failed States (5) Radnitz
Critically examines the causes and consequences of state failure. Analyzes theories about the rise of the modern state and the precondition for "successful" states to form and endure, then examines theories and case studies of modern failed state.
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JSIS B 522 International Trade and Security (5)
Examines international trade's potential threat to national security. Covers basic elements and limitations of export controls used to protect national security and international stability. Focuses on export controls to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and to limit other governments' ability to develop capabilities that jeopardize regional or international stability.
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JSIS B 523 Seminar on Religious and Political Violence (5) Robinson
Employs ethnographic studies and anthropological theory to examine the relationships between culture and power in the analysis of religious and political violence. Topics include modernity; secularisms and fundamentalisms; ritual, sacrifice, and martyrdom; law, rights, and subject-making. Offered: jointly with ANTH 523.
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JSIS B 524 International Law and Arms Control (5)
Surveys the political, legal, and technological history of twentieth century arms control agreements with emphasis on the treaties which ended the Cold War. Examines current issues of law, politics, military strategy, and technology in regard to weapons of mass destruction and related topics in international security.
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JSIS B 525 Special Topics in Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism (5, max. 10)
Topics vary, but focus on the politics of race, ethnicity, and nationalism viewed from a broad, comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. Emphasizes cross-cultural, and the geographical coverage may be regional or global.
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JSIS B 526 Political Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism (3/5) Robinson
Examines political Islam as a modern phenomenon produced at the intersections between localized and globalized political cultures and between political, religious, and social authority. Focuses on anthropological studies to examine how Islamic publics produce moral judgments about political practices. Offered: jointly with ANTH 526.
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JSIS B 527 Weapons of Mass Destruction: Development, Deployment, and Detection (5) Fuller
Practical understanding of the development of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons plus missile delivery systems. Proliferation detection technology and its limitations. Case studies of past and current arms control agreements and non-proliferation programs.
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JSIS B 529 Nuclear Nonproliferation and International Safeguards (5)
Examines the technologies of nuclear energy, the institutions that have been deployed to address the security threats related to peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and the issues and challenges confronting those institutions today.
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JSIS B 531 International Negotiation Simulation (5)
Examines international trade's potential threat to national security. Covers basic elements and limitations of export controls used to protect national security and international stability. Focuses on export controls to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and to limit other governments' ability to develop capabilities that jeopardize regional or international stability.
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JSIS B 534 International Affairs (3)
Provides a broad understanding of international issues and United States policy. Students explore U.S. foreign policy and theories of major international actors in international trade, security, and strategic concerns, refugee policy, conflict resolution, development assistance, and the environment. Offered: jointly with PB AF 530/POL S 534.
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JSIS B 536 Analysis, Information, and the Politics Shaping American Foreign Policy (5) Chirot
Explores competing interests and sources of information in the making of American foreign policy. Examines the origins of the national security state after World War II; decision making during the Cold War and Viet Nam War; the crisis of 9/11; and current strategies for analyzing information and handling foreign policy crises.
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JSIS B 537 Global Diasporas (5) Friedman
Studies the concept, process, and lived practice of diaspora in comparative global perspective. Surveys the theoretical literature. Examines the ramifications of transnational movements for notions of diasporic identities and citizenship; implications of diaspora for economic development and political movements; and the utility of the concept of diaspora as an analytical tool
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JSIS B 541 Forced Migrations (5) Friedman
Provides an interdisciplinary understanding of the causes, characteristics, and consequences of forced migration experiences across the global system. Explores how international policy makers, humanitarian workers, and scholars have constructed forced migrations as a problem for analysis and actions, including some of the ethical dilemmas involved.
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JSIS B 542 Seminar: State and Society (5) Migdal
Examines the mutually conditioning relationship between states and the societies they seek to govern. Studies states as large, complex organizations and their interactions with society on different levels. Shows that interactions on any level affect the nature of the state on other levels as well. Offered: jointly with POL S 542.
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JSIS B 549 International Investment Law and Practice (4/5) Pekkanen
Examines the rise of international investment law and practice, including topics such as Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), standards of treatment, investor-state arbitrations, and social and political controversies related to the governance of foreign direct investment (FDI) in developed and developing countries. Offered: jointly with LAW E 549.
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JSIS B 553 Environment and Health in the World Trade Organization (5) S. Pekkanen
Conflicts between global environmental and public health on the one hand and international trade expansion on the other in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Focuses on the state of GAITT/WTO jurisprudence and its interaction with sovereign laws and regulations. Cases include asbestos, reformulated gasoline, beef hormones, shrimp-turtle, and genetically modified organisms.
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JSIS B 556 International Human Rights Clinic ([1-12]-, max. 12) Godoy
Interdisciplinary clinical training in international human rights. Includes seminar component on legal issues, practice skills, and reflections on human rights projects. Fieldwork on human rights projects tests, develops, and enhances skills training through real-world human rights practice with cross-campus, U.S., and international partnerships. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with LAW E 556; AWSp.
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JSIS B 569 Law and Rights in Authoritative Regimes (5)
Explores role of law and courts and the nature f rights in authoritarian regimes. Questions addressed include why authoritarian regimes promote "rule-of-law", who is empowered by law, and the political consequences of "rule-of-law promotion. Offered: jointly with POL S 569.
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JSIS B 572 Electoral Systems (5) R. Pekkanen
Explores a fundamental link between citizens and political representation: how electoral systems shape party systems, what kinds of people become candidates, how parties work, representation, and policy. Covers effects and mechanics of the various voting systems. Offered: jointly with POL S 572.
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JSIS B 575 Advanced Political Geography (5, max. 10) Sparke
Provides resources for theorizing how politics shapes and is shaped by geographical relationships. Examines how politics are situated in complex material and discursive geographies that are partly reproduced through political negotiations. Examines interrelationships of contemporary capitalism with other complex systems of social and political power relations. Offered: jointly with GEOG 575.
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JSIS B 586 Law and Politics of International Trade (5) S. Pekkanen
Survey of global trade politics in the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO), with attention to positive and negative aspects of its governance. Examines the impact of the WTO legal framework on trade relations among developed and developing countries. Covers topics such as dispute settlement, development, safeguards, antidumping, intellectual property, and regionalism.
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