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Aseem Prakash
POL S 426
Seattle Campus

World Politics

The nation-state system and its alternatives, world distributions of preferences and power, structure of international authority, historical world societies and their politics. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 426.

Class description

Description: Description: This is an advanced course in international relations that explores topics such globalization, terrorism, ethnic conflict, NGOs, and environmental politics. I follow a non-traditional teaching style that includes (along with the traditional lectures) class discussions, group projects, and audio-visual delivery of knowledge via documentaries. By the end of the course, I hope all of you will develop a more nuanced understanding of world politics and feel empowered to contribute to policy debates.

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Class assignments and grading

Grading: Individual paper and group projects.


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Last Update by Aseem Prakash
Date: 01/27/2014