Spring 2006 Course Description

Politics and Process

Section Title: International Policy
Instructor(s): Alan Kuperman
Course: P A 383C - Politics and Process
(previously Policy Development)
Unique Number: 62452
Day & Time: Mondays, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.106
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This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: Provides a set of tools for understanding, predicting, and formulating policy on international cooperation and conflict. Teaches how to apply leading schools of international relations theory ? including Realism, Liberalism, and Constructivism ? to interpret history, understand current events, and prescribe foreign policy. Topics include alliance formation, nuclear deterrence, imperialism, international institutions, the domestic sources of foreign policy, trade, global environmentalism, international law, the integration and disintegration of states, globalization and the future of international relations.

Requirements are class participation, a one-hour mid-term, and a three-hour final exam.

All readings will be available on ERes.

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