Fall 2010 - 60940 - PA387G - The Nature of the International System
History & Theories of World Politics
|Instructor(s):|| Gavin, Francis J.
|Day & Time:||M 2:00 - 5:00 pm|
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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.
What forces and factors drive international relations? What are the dangers and opportunities in world politics? Who/what are the most important institutions and actors in the global landscape? What methodologies and theories are most useful for analyzing the international system? Last but not least, how have the answers to these questions changed over time? How has the international system evolved into its current, 21st century form? These are just a few of the core questions that will animate this course.