International Relations Theory
- Ian F Hurd - Scott, #306
- University Library 5322 - Mo 9:00AM - 11:50AM
Overview of classThis is a seminar about the ideas and theories that help organize world politics. It examines the central concepts of international relations, such as sovereign statehood, international anarchy, and international order, in order to see how these ideas have developed over time and how they have contributed to the practice of international politics. Theories of international relations have formed around these ideas and provide explanations for the enduring puzzles of world politics, including why democratic states do not fight wars against each other, how and why great powers compete with each other, and how international communities form and disband. In this seminar, we examine both the controversies over the substantive answers to these questions and the theoretical debates they spark over how best to approach questions about international relations.
Registration RequirementsPoli_sci 240 or permission of the instructor
Evaluation Methodseminar participation, presentation, and three short papers
Class Materials (Required)For information about this course, please contact the instructor directly via email.
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