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Aseem Prakash
SIS 426
Seattle Campus

World Politics

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Short individual written assignments and group project reports

individual assignments (50%), group projects (50%)


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 04/20/2004