Karen T Litfin
POL S 528
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.
Description. This course will examine challenges to the realist paradigm in recent international relations theory, with an emphasis on literature associated with the critical theory tradition, post-structuralism, and feminist theories of world politics. Prerequisite: POL S 521.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Assignments. Students will be expected to write one short think-piece and one substantive research paper. Every student will make one presentation.
Grading. Papers: 75 % Class/quiz participation: 25 % TOTAL: 100 %