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Aseem Prakash
POL S 527
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in International Relations Research

Examination of current topics in the theory and practice of world politics. Content varies according to recent developments in the field and research interests of the instructor.

Class description


Globalization, the increasing levels cross-border flows of good, services, people, policies, and ideas across countries, is an important concept in contemporary social science discussions. This doctoral seminar will survey social science scholarship on political, economic, and sociological dimensions of globalization. We will focus both on the causes of globalization and their consequences. We will look at the role of state actors, non-state actors including NGOs and firms, in these processes. I plan to cover a wide range of issues ranging from the usual suspects such as trade and investment to urbanization, public health, migration, environmental and labor issues.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Doctoral Seminar

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Weekly memos and research proposal

Grading: No exam. A series of short assignments and paper proposal towards to end of the quarter.

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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Aseem Prakash
Date: 05/09/2011