Nation-state system and its alternatives; world distributions of preferences and power; structures of international authority; historical world societies and their politics. Offered: jointly with POL S 426.
This is an advanced course in international relations. The course has three objectives. First, is to understand the questions of war and peace historically as well as in the post Cold War era. Second, it to explore how globalization -- its form, pace, and impact -- is influencing and is getting influenced by politics. Third, we will examine how and under what conditions non-state actors such as NGOs, multinational firms, and international organizations influence world politics.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
A mix of lectures, in-class exercises, discussions, and possibly movies.
Class assignments and grading
Short individual written assignments and group project reports
individual assignments (50%), group projects (50%)