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Fall 2014 - 62505 - PA387G - The Nature of the International System

Instructor(s): Redei, Lorinc
Unique Number: 62505
Day & Time: M 2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.221/212
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Course Overview

The Nature of the International System introduces the systematic analysis of international affairs, factors that motivate foreign policies and private decisions, and instruments used in the conduct of international relations from a perspective of both theory and practice.


Section Description

This course introduces students to the systematic analysis of international affairs. It covers the major theoretical approaches to understanding international relations, explores the major characteristics of the structures that define the international arena, and investigates the most important actors that play a role in global politics. The aim is to provide students with some analytical frameworks to approach foreign policy problems methodically.