C. Leigh Anderson
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.
This is a survey course intended to introduce students to current policy issues in international affairs. We will briefly cover the main theories within international relations, international economics and international development and look at how the traditional themes of security, trade and aid can be examined by looking at the resource flows behind them: people, power, goods and capital. We will consider the historic and current roles of the major multilateral institutions such as the United Nations, World Bank, IMF and WTO and how they have affected these resource flows over time, and responded to them. There will be a strong emphasis in the course on understanding the economic relationships that underlie political actions.
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