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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2004

GOV 312L • Issues and Policies in American Government

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34910 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
WEL 2.246

Course Description

Fulfills second half of legislative requirement for 6 hours of American government. The course will focus on some of the most pressing issues that foreign policy makers face in the post Cold War world. The course is structured in three roughly equal parts: in the first third of the course, we will deal with a bit of theory about international relations and a bit of history about the Cold War. The second third of the course will be dedicated to analyzing issues in post Cold War security policy. We will think about: security in Europe and NATO expansion; security in Asia; nuclear proliferation; the problem of encouraging democratization in other countries; ethical norms and policy; and ethnic conflict and intervention. In the final third of the class, we will deal with issues in foreign economic policy. We will think about: how world trade works; the implications of globalization of trade; how international monetary relations work; the issue of monetary instability, and; the future of globalization.

Grading Policy

Midterms Final Exam Final Assignment Class Participation


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