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Elizabeth L. Kier
POL S 528
Seattle Campus

Advanced International Relations Theory

Covers advanced works in international relations theory. e.g., realism, neorealism, game theory, and theories of cooperation and conflict. Includes some classic works (Thucydides, Hobbes, E. H. Carr) to show continuity of debates in the present. Modern theories of war, conflict, cooperation, and international institutions also explored. Prerequisite: POL S 521.

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Description: This course introduces students to advanced readings in IR theory. It has three goals: 1) to deepen understanding of the contending theoretical approaches in IR; 2) to explore some contemporary IR debates; and 3) to encourage critical and constructive thinking about the varied theoretical approaches in IR. The course is designed for Ph.D. students in political science and assumes a background in IR theory (PS 521).

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Last Update by Suman C. Chhabra
Date: 08/14/2007